A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Slip slidin’ away.

This is a section of North Stradbroke Island, which separates our part of Moreton Bay from the Pacific Ocean (around six kilometres across from the side you’re seeing here). The entire island is sand, and yet it’s covered by eucalypts, whose falling leaves have mulched into the sand over centuries and supply the tree roots with enough nutrients to survive. The exposed area in the picture is where, recently, one tree has fallen and the breaking-up of the sand has caused others to follow it. It might take a couple of years, but sooner or later this will re-vegetate itself.