A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Thursday 18 February 2010

Wildlife Corridor

At Maleny there is about a hundred metre wide clearing on the ridgetop from which it is possible to see all the glasshouse mountains.  To my surprise, when I arrived at sunset, it was illuminated by hundreds of "lanterns".  These are plastic tubes protecting new plants, beautifully caught by the sun for the benefit of my photograph at the moment it left us for another day.

Now presently I am rather sensitive to habitat, as my house is about to be resumed due to a freeway realignment to conserve habitat, (not mine) and selfishly I wonder why this planting could not have happened just a few metres further down the hill face, so that the one view of the mountains won't be obscured in the future.

Wherever I go it seems, conserving the habitat of other creatures is more important than conserving mine!

© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia


Leif Hagen said...

A wonderful nature and lantern mix! Artistically photographed!

Julie said...

Maybe you are just more sensitive to this sort of thing at the moment. Never seen this sort of thing for protecting saplings before. Could be an eyesore unless looked after properly.

Ann said...

In that light they look rather like an art installation. Shame about your house, hope you at least got decent compensation (isn't that a very Sydney thing to say).

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure the owners have stated the plants are short enough when grown to preserve the view.

bitingmidge said...

I hope that's the case, and good on them if it is.

Of course if the land is privately owned they have every right to plant it as they see fit, despite my protestations!

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