27 August 2014 at 9:40 pm
Looks like the Dead Marshes.
Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :) says
27 August 2014 at 9:46 pm
Looks like the way most office park lawns get watered around here. “Drought? Oh, I thought you said DROWN the grass.”
YOB - Ye Olde Blacksmith says
27 August 2014 at 9:50 pm
I think I read somewhere that they considered it for filming LOTR Dead Marshes, but it was too hard and unsafe, so they built a set.
As far as taking a stroll there, Yes please. I am a huge fan of wetlands of all kinds and that looks amazing. Backpack full of water, trailmix, my various scopes and I’m a happy – sodden mess of a – camper.
27 August 2014 at 11:57 pm
So the rine in ‘Strine falls minely in the bog?
This is at the northern tip of Fraser Island, a massive sand island north of Brisbane. It’s a fascinating place, my daughter was there a few years ago. There’s a battle between the stabilising plants and the winds. It’s called a blowout when the wind wins.
Here’s a Google Maps link.
Most bogs are quite fragile. The plants are slow growing and take years to recover from someone plowing about. Burns Bog near Vancouver, BC is now a nature conservancy and off limits to the public. Researchers only are allowed there, as it slowly recovers from human actions like peat cutting and drainage ditches.
28 August 2014 at 7:08 am
One of those pictures that’s totally ambiguous to scale to my untrained eye.
It could be aerial, could be close-up, and could be microscopic…
28 August 2014 at 7:32 am
With enough bugspray, anyway.
28 August 2014 at 8:00 am
28 August 2014 at 8:05 am
Woops, that didn’t work too well. Enter “fraser Island fens” into your favourite WSE and look for a pdf in the results or look at http://www.fido.org.au/
29 August 2014 at 6:10 am
Meh. Lots of the nominal woodland up near Lapland looks like this. This is why I have never caught the enthusiasm for long walks in the forest. This and bugs. LOTS of bugs.
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