Category Archives: Bushfire

Photos of the burnt area, 9 July

Most of the ground is now covered with ferns and acacia ptychoclada. In 2018 we had little rain in July, August, and September, and good falls only in October. It will be interesting to see what happens if the rain pattern is repeated this year.


Acacia along Jamison Creek

In my post in January on the regrowth of the burnt area, I remarked how the ferns were coming back. We now have lots and lots of acacia ptychoclada appearing

acacia ptychoclada
acacia ptychoclada

It’s a tall spindly plant with yellow ball flowers, and I am told, uncommon. You can see some larger specimens adjacent to the boardwalk on the track from the Fairmont to Empress Falls.

Some more photos of the area follow.

Lots of acacia

A thicket of acacia
The slope is covered by acacia

I’d guess that in three or four months the acacia will be two metres tall and quite spectacular when in flower. We may need some signs identifying them!


The blechnum has arrived!

along the Creek, where it was burnt.

Photos taken on 29 April

Taken from the Fletcher St track, there is much more greenery than last time.

First overhang

Many ferns

More green (the ‘smoky’ look is because I was shooting into the sun.)

looking back towards Jamieson St

Note the leaves on the eucalypt

small plants (like duckweed) growing well here

Not much regrowth here

or here

Looking back to the previous photo, from the other side of the creek.

but 20 m further up is better.

site of the old trailer

same position as the previous photo, but looking 90 degrees clockwise.

So, much improved generally, with regrowth slow on the steeper slopes.

But there are some monbretia. There are reports of Drosera, but I didn’t see any, and there is no broom.


After the fire along Jamison Creek

The fire burnt along the western side of the Creek, from about 100 metres from the Fletcher St track junction, to about 200 metres short of the Parkes St track junction. It started about 12.05 am on Monday 22nd. These photos were taken on Friday 26th at about 3.30 pm.

First burnt area, 33º 43′ 13.290″, 150º 22′ 38.030″

You can find the metadata (including co-ordinates) of any photo using Metapicz . There is also a Firefox extension that shows the data.


Note the buildings at the top

Some of the walkway timbers were charred.

Caused by two fireworks.