After the fires subsided here at the end of January we had little respite until the virus hit.
Conspiracy theories abound here. A 5 g protest in town yesterday..irony was the protesters were filming and taking photos of the Telstra towers on their 3 and 4 g mobiles.
When our fires raged here in Huonbrook and Night Cap National park our biggest fear was that our land lines for our telephones would be razed.
No mobile coverage here yet.
Our fears were heightened by the speed of the fire’s front and our already neglected phone poles and lines. Telstra does not maintain the phone lines which must mean they are being fazed out.
We have no choice and if the fire season becomes an annual event then we have to be ready. Already our rain fall for this time of the year has been below average and spasmodic therefore the rain forest is still drying out.
I see more herbicide use in the valley. Odd really as we are now on the verge of accepting yesterdays herbicide habits are contributing to bio diversity loss. See more on Insect declines globally.