Tag Archives: South Australia

Autumn leaves in mid-summer

An unusual sight in the backyard this week – the leaves of ornamental pear trees, planted a few years ago for summer shade, are turning into striking autumn colours… in mid- summer. Could this be due to South Australia experiencing … Continue reading

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The aftermath of the Sampson Flat bushfires

The Sampson Flat bushfire destroyed 27 homes and scorched more than 12,500ha before it was declared contained last Thursday. The fire has also had a serious impact on natural resources in the northern area of the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges region … Continue reading

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The Sampson Flat fire – day 6

Our thoughts this week are with all the people affected by the Sampson Flat (Mt Lofty Ranges) fire – one of the worst bush fires in South Australian history. Today’s conditions are particularly catastrophic. It’s 12.10pm and the temperature is … Continue reading

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The Dunes, Springs and Gullies of Holdfast Bay

Last Saturday morning, I joined another thirty residents on a guided nature tour of Holdfast Bay. We visited sand dunes, springs and gullies, learning about local ecosystems and biodiversity from three experienced local guides. We discovered stunningly beautiful remnants of a once thriving natural … Continue reading

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Easy garden shade

Today the sun is shining and it is very warm – currently 30.2C. Actually, it’s so warm that I decided to check out the records at the South Australian Bureau of Meteorology website. It turns out that today’s temperature is … Continue reading

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Climate Change impacts on South Australia

Last Monday, we joined a large group of fellow South Australians to hear Darren Ray’s presentation on Climate Change and its impact for South Australia. Darren is the senior meteorologist and manager of the South Australia – Bureau of Meteorology Climate Section … Continue reading

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