Green means go!

The wet season is here!  After a solid two days of rain (there was a cyclone warning off the coast of Darwin), the lush landscape has gotten even greener. It seems that this rain was exactly what the wrens have been waiting for: yesterday I saw my first wren at Coomalie with nesting material. We are hoping the rest of the population will follow suite shortly.

The intense rain throughout the area has caused the creek to rise rapidly—what I could wade across easily just days before is now a flooded swamp of pandanus, and as there is the wet season potential of saltwater crocodiles, there probably isn’t any creek crossings in our future. Four and a half inches in the last two days and more on the way…

An approaching storm

An approaching storm

Grass grows quickly in the wet season

Grass grows quickly in the wet season

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