Melaleuca irbyana field work finalised!

So last week a very special day occurred – I finally finished the field work I needed to complete for my research into the critically endangered Melaleuca irbyana regional ecosystem. These magnificent forests are filled with the silent papery whispers of the Melaleuca irbyana trees, eerily beautiful, however sadly they are definitely an ecosystem on the edge. I definitely enjoyed my time examining the remnant populations of this tree – which occur as island-like monocultures either bordering eucalypt forests or within a matrix of urban and peri-urban development. Here are some snaps I managed to take in between measuring literally 1000’s of trees – I hope you enjoy them!

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