Austral Brooklime (Gratiola peruviana)


Investigating the species of plants which are naturally re-vegetating the dam bank, I was pleased to discover that the most plentiful plant is a native species: ¬†Austral Brooklime. ¬†The seeds of this plant are apparently long-lived and can remain dormant in soil until the right conditions occur. The flowers are tiny – approximately 3mm to … Continue reading Austral Brooklime (Gratiola peruviana)

Regrowth Forest


In Australia, regrowth forest has been in the news recently. Our conservative Government requested that an area of regrowth forest be removed from the World Heritage listing.  Thankfully the request was refused because this regrowth is  part of a beautiful old growth forest in Tasmania. Over the last few weeks, when I ventured into areas of local … Continue reading Regrowth Forest