Grevillea masonii burned!

Late on Sunday 13th August, a bushfire started on a property south of Dilkoon Creek, west of the Summerland Way, burning out of control across several properties, before jumping the highway and burning through several more before firefighters finally gained control 4 days later.

Other than the destruction of fences, outbuildings, vehicles, and the usual mix of rural equipment and infrastructure, the biggest loser will be the natural environment. Hundreds of hectares of Glossy Black-Cockatoo feed habitat destroyed with that habitat unlikely to recover for at least 7 or 8 years. The resident Koalas will have been impacted, and while animals that managed to find a tall tree could have survived this fire, the scorching of leaves is likely to make feed unpalatable for weeks to come.