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3rd Apr

Cane toads still a problem 0

Those of us who were around in the 1960s (and who can remember anything at all!) would recall the incredible numbers of toads in those years. You’d be kicking them off the path to get in the front door. They were thick on the roads, and the stories of dogs and other critters dropping after a poison spray from a toad were widespread. Continue reading »

19th Mar

The Big Scrub 0

The enormous subtropical rainforests of the north coast of New South Wales grew almost exclusively on the red brown krasnozem soils that were derived from the basaltic lavas that flowed from the Mt Warning volcanic centre and surrounding vents. These soils have deep profiles and the chemistry of the basaltic rocks is reflected in their high nutrient contents and moisture-retaining clay minerals that are an essential ingredient to sustain rainforest trees through dry periods. Continue reading »