Mound springs – gravity defying ecosystems

We are very fortunate to have woodland plains near Narromine that feature a rare ecological treat – mound spring ecosystems associated with the Great Artesian Basin (GAB). You would usually have to travel into the semi-arid zone of western NSW to see these ecosystems. However, if you are near Dubbo, you can see some striking … Continued

Ephemeral arid plants of NSW

The ephemeral arid and semi-arid plants of NSW demonstrate some extraordinary adaptations to climate, soils and microclimate! With an increasingly variable and warming climate, it’s worth understanding which plants might cope with the tough, hot and dry conditions. Here are some of the landscapes and plants seen on a recent trip around western NSW and north west … Continued