Story time 🔥
Maybe everybody knows about this already, but I thought it was amazing!! 🤓
Aboriginal people have long used fire for land management. At the right time of year, in specific areas, they will light "small fires." These are controlled and slow enough for most wildlife to get out of the way. They burn off the ground mess (the tops of the trees remain green) and create temperatures which allow certain heat requiring plant species to release seed. Once the fire has exhausted the dry fuel, it leaves behind a cleansed backdrop for the next generation of plant species to colonise, which in turn brings back the insects and animals. Contrast this to an unwanted "hot fire", which can ravage landscapes, kill off everything in an area, and wreck havoc with the ecosystems. Studies have shown that it can take at least 5 years for an area to recover from a hot fire. In recent years rangers have been working with indigenous people creating land management strategies for national parks, as the use of "small fires" can greatly reduce the impact and the spread of "hot fires".
For native Australian bush, fire is a way of life. The conditions of the fire makes all the difference.
The Ghost Gum is found along the MacDonnell Ranges in @visitcentralaus with it’s pure white trunk and limbs against the rich red #redcentreNT landscape inspires both visitors and artists. This magnificent tree located about 80kms east of #AliceSprings measures 33metres tall and is estimated to be 300 years old. It is listed in the NT Register of Significant Trees and is registered in the National Register of Big Trees as the largest Ghost Gum in @australia 💙 located in the Trephina Gorge Conservation Reserve we recommend exploring our @ausoutbacknt when attending #Parrtjima#nature
Was blown away by Koolpin at Kakadu when we were there in the holidays. It’s a permit only place so book well in advance. But the beauty of it is a quieter camp site (but dusty) and we had this beautiful place for our group of lovely friends for the day. Rocks to scramble on, water to dive into, shady nooks under rock ledges. Loved our weekend there. A fun family weekend adventure. You’ll need 2 nights there if you are coming from Darwin. It’s a bit of a drive... in the southern section of Kakadu, in the Gunlom region.
Today was the fourth and final day of Run Larapinta – and the lure of the finish line was strong.
Run Larapinta is a challenging journey through an incredible landscape – check out the photos and results link in bio.
Congratulations to all runners!!! . 📸 @themattimage . . .
#NTaustralia#DoTheNT#RunLarapinta#larapintatrail#AliceSprings @ausoutbacknt @lassetersau @findyourfeet @blackdiamond #glenhelenhomestead @trailrunmag @Ultra168 @thelongrunau @runnersworldaus @runnersworldmag
The Coppélia doll is off on an adventure! Watch as she journeys to the Northern Territory and makes some furry friends along the way. Don't miss Coppélia arriving at the Darwin Entertainment Centre on 23 and 24 August 2018!
You are invited! Please tag your friends and loved ones and join us in the #redcentreNT @visitcentralaus from 28 Sept - 7 Oct this year for the celebration of #Parrtjima A Festival in Light 💜 a free family friendly event where you will witness Indigenous artworks illuminated through large-scale installations of light, sound and art. Plus you are allowed access to interact with artists and local custodians throughout 10 nights of music, film and public discussion. What are you waiting for - join us for the 2018 #Parrtjima celebration ❤️ #indigenous#alicesprings#redcentre#NTaustralia#SeeAustralia#northernterritory#wanderlust
Lauren Moss MLA and Betty Conway in Darwin... only a week ago?! A big thank you to @ntgovernment and their Arts Trail program which enabled us to make improvements to our gallery in Alice Springs ♥️💛🖤 come and have a 👀next time you’re in town! 📷 🌞🐊 #redcentreNT#NTAustralia#daaf2018