Thursday, 12 February 2009

Good News at the Erjos pools

The last time I passed the Erjos pools was just before Christmas, the sight of them confirmed my worst fears about the consequences of the serious fires which devastated the area in 2007; all of them were completely dry.

They always dried up in summer, but to see them like this in winter, especially when there had been plenty of rain throughout November and December, was tragic.

So it came as a complete surprise on Tuesday when we left the car at the Fleytas Bar, crossed the road and descended the dirt track to find that nearly all the pools were full of water and the frogs were making a right old racket.

I realise that this doesn’t mean that the pools are out of the proverbial woods yet, but maybe, just maybe means that there is some hope for their survival.

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