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Flora and fauna is a subject close to our hearts here at Ausemade. In Australia, we have a diverse range of flora and fauna that are unique to this continent. In Australia there is an amazing array of life from the tiniest of insects to the huge whales that swim up and down our coastline, from the smallest of plants to the enormous and in some cases trees from a prehistoric era. Even in our own backyards, we can be surprised and delighted by what grows and lives there.

Central Netted Dragon
Central Netted Dragon at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, NT.

The arid heart of Central Australia is a beautiful region encompassing endless outback roads, flat horizons, spectacular ranges (some extending for some 600 kms), gorges, chasms, gaps, monolith rocks, huge salt pans, claypans, dry river beds and permanent water holes.

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) © CK Leel

Far from being devoid of life, the region is brimming with unique flora and fauna. During the dry seasons that extend into drought, life clings on, and when the rain falls, sometimes so heavy that former dry river beds become raging torrents, mother nature goes into hyper drive and the landscape will turn green, wildflowers and wildlife appear in abundance.

Whether it is the marsupials, mammals, reptiles, birds, desert fish, frogs, insects, wildflowers, trees and shrubs… there is life everywhere.

Central Netted Dragon (Ctenophorus nuchalis) at Uluru
Central Netted Dragon (Ctenophorus nuchalis) at Uluru © CK Leel

Follow the index link for our current listing of Fauna and Flora, with more content being continually added. some of our related topic include Backyard Wildlife and Wildflowers.

Bush banana growing over a native orange bush
Bush banana growing over a native orange bush © CK Leel

  • Funga
    — the taxonomic kingdom is Fungi, although in some classification schemes they are a division of the kingdom Plantae. The Fungi comprise all the different fungus groups of spore-producing organisms, usually feeding on organic matter, and include moulds, yeast, mushrooms, and toadstools.

    this is a new recent section and a work in progress…
Mycena fungi in log, Belair NP SA © Marianne Broug
Mycena fungi in log, Belair NP SA © Marianne Broug

Waratah (Telopea speciosissima)

Image (featured at top): Fork Leaved Corkwood (Hakea divaricata) © Ausemade PL

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