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Monday, July 18, 2016

A NATURE WALK IN LAWN HILL NP IN FNQ (Savannah Way 9)

After our fabulous cruise in the Lawn Hill Gorge we were taken on a walk through the National Park. (see map) Ange our ranger guide, pointed out all the different plants that the aboriginal people use for food, medicine and cleaning. Nearly every plant had a use although some were poisonous.


 Poisonous red berries on the ground.

  Edible fruit growing out of the trunk of the tree. They are bush figs.

 We came to a pretty creek, which becomes a fierce, raging torrent in the tropical wet season.


The debris left after the summer rains swell the creek.

I don't know what bird we saw but caught it with a berry.

Time to return to the coach and our cabins for a good night's sleep after an exciting day. The next day was a long travel day into the Northern Territory.
*FNQ = Far North Queensland

19 comments:

  1. Maybe that the berries are on the ground uneaten is an indication they are poisonous. I'm starting to feel a bit nervous about crocodiles now.

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  2. Hi Diane, what a beautiful hike. I bet you slept well that night.

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  3. Diane your nature is very interesting but you should know what is eadible

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  4. Lovely photos, especially the one of the fallen leaves and berries. I haven't been north of the Daintree I must admit and had to look up Lawn Hill NP, which I see also has an Aboriginal name. A friend of ours goes on an annual archeological dig to Riversleigh which looks to be nearby..

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    1. yes we visited the fossil site. It is 4 posts back.

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    2. Ok sorry I clearly haven't been following often enough

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    3. No need to apologise that happens to all of us. Can't be blogging 24/7

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  5. Great post - more places to add to my bucket list!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  6. Wow, that looks almost like a jungle !

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  7. That photo of the bird with the berry is great!

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  8. Beautiful shots Diane, love the reflection image! That's the thing in the bush, you have to know exactly what is and what isn't safe to eat.

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  9. Beautiful shots Diane, love the reflection image! That's the thing in the bush, you have to know exactly what is and what isn't safe to eat.

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  10. Isn't it fun sometimes to go with a guide and find out all this stuff you didn't know? Great shots and sounds like a fabulous trip!

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  11. Australia has such unusual and beautiful trees and plants. It is good to have a ranger tell you what they are are and how they are used. I am finding out here thta many beautiful wildflowers can also be poisonous.

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  12. What a fantastic walk and the creek is so beautiful Love the photo of the bird with the berry

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  13. That creek!!!!
    Perfect "croc" habitation and the scrub must have been a wonderful
    haven for feral pigs.
    I hope the area is patrolled by rangers???
    Very interesting report.
    Colin

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  14. I really like the unusual tree trunks and one has berries! All the photos are beautiful, fun times

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  15. Interesting photos and a knowledgeable guide is essential.

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