Season of mists
March 20, 2003 4:01 PM   Subscribe

The Moon mating of the coral has begun. So it's time for a little Autumn magic. The fagus is turning, our devils are beginning their mating marathons and our fat little fairies have all the jumpers they need. The Scribbly Gum website celebrates some of nature's seasonal events in Australia.
posted by Tarrama (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I picked the wrong day to take my sponge into the bath. I need another bath.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:07 PM on March 20, 2003

Those fagus(es) are beautiful.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:13 PM on March 20, 2003

Knitted tux.
posted by thomcatspike at 4:15 PM on March 20, 2003

Very interesting and very beautiful. I think fall is my favorite time of year. Thanks for the links Tarrama.
posted by Eekacat at 6:06 PM on March 20, 2003

Great Devil page -- nicely horrible Tasmanian devil warning sounds.
posted by BT at 6:36 PM on March 20, 2003

fagus is the genus that Beech trees belong to (the ones with the smooth silver bark that everyone carves thier names in). I'm just saying.
posted by canoeguide at 9:01 PM on March 20, 2003

fagus is the genus that Beech trees belong to
Apparently its a "Nothofagus gunnii" or "false beech" canoeguide and is now thought to be more closely related to the Birch tree although its origins and close relatives are still uncertain.

I find it amazing that the Fagus hasn't changed in 35 million years. Especially considering when these trees are destroyed by fire, they can take up to 1000 years to recover.
posted by Tarrama at 11:31 PM on March 20, 2003

Thanks, Tarrama. This is what I most miss about Australia. :)
posted by plep at 11:51 PM on March 20, 2003

This is interesting - a site on indigenous weather knowledge from Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.
posted by plep at 11:55 PM on March 20, 2003

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