… down on the farm.
All the Queensland rain this year has meant that the farm is looking greener than ever this Summer.
The farm is really beautiful when its lush and green and the creek is flowing. …or running a banker as in the picture below.
You can’t see it in the photo above, but our side of the creek has a very good riparian buffer zone along most of its length where it borders the farm.
The native vegetation on the farm ranges from rainforest plants like Black Bean (Castanospermum australe), Weeping lillypilly (Waterhousia floribunda) and Creek cherry (Syzygium australe) to weeping bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis) and Crow’s ash (Flindersia australis) on the upper creek banks. There are groves of Cabbage palms (Livistona australis) along some of the gullies. The top paddocks have stately eucalypts and bloodwoods (Corymbia sp.) like: spotted gum (Corymbia maculata), Gympie messmate (Eucalyptus cloeziana), lemon-scented gum (C. citriodora), grey gum (E. propinqua), forest red gum (E.tereticornis), Moreton Bay ash (C. tessellaris) and the odd narrow-leaved ironbark (E. crebra).