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Drought! May 2007

On Monday, 7 May 2007 Mark Crocker and Rob Whyte went on a photographic excursion to explore the creek in drought. It was fascinating to see what was revealed when the thin veil of H2O was removed.

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Take your seats for the tragical history tour
The strange sight of a rusted chair in one of the rare pools of water greeted us behind the Skate Park near Glenafric Street. The water was in poor... 

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Gentlemen, start your engines
Plenty of these relics to be seen. This one was actually further up the bank, hiding under some weeds. 

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Someone get a winch
It's a good opportunity to pull some of these items out of the creek, but it's going to be a messy job.  

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Shopping trolleys? We've lost count
Since 2002 we've pulled out about 150 shopping trolleys just from our local area around Walton Bridge Reserve. On this walk we saw at least another... 

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Mystery Water
If the cream (scum) rises to the top, what could be underneath? This pool, which was once a platypus habitat, isn't looking too good at the moment —... 

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

The great wall of coir logs
This strategy is intended to help restore the quality of the creek, by terracing the banks with coir longs and then planting into the banks to... 

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Someone was here before us
Evidence of human habitation in the form of a single thong revealed on the dried up creek bed. In quite good condition, but unfortunately not our... 

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Another shopping trolley
This one looks to be wedged in pretty firmly. It was somewhere upstream from the big stand of bamboo behind the Soccer Oval near Glenafric Street.  

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

A concrete discus for giants
Evidently the Enoggera catchment was the location for games among the Olympian gods, who must amused themselves with a bit Of discus throwing in... 

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Dry, where once was a flowing creek
This area of the creek is very seldom without water. It was strange to see the middle of the creek exposed like this.  

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Overhanging tree roots
In many places the creekbank itself had been replaced by the root curtain of the Creek Myrtle (Waterhousea Floribunda), an important erosion control... 

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Yet another shopping trolley
There isn't much left to say about shopping trolleys, except to say that perhaps this one's shopping days are over. 

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

A stark contrast
This photo shows two water extraction devices both exposed to the air. The nearer one is more recent, and is lying at the bottom of a section... 

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Where there's a wheel…
This seems likely to be a remnant of an ancient shopping trolley, perhaps dumped into the creek in geological times by vandalistic Australian... 

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Blood Vine
This gigantic specimen of the Blood Vine (Austrosteenisia blackii) reaches right to the top of the canopy, which is just as well, since much of the... 

Enoggera Creek Wednesday, 9 May 2007

The size of the Blood Vine
This photo shows how enormous this Blood Vine is. Those are size 11 boots near its base. Quite a spectacle and amazing to find in a suburban creek... 

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Mark taking photos
Mark Crocker at work. This well known and well used (not always wisely) creek crossing behind the Gap Village shops has no water in sight.