Last Saturday I went up into the hills behind the town and this is what I found.
A couple of different forms of the carnivorous sundew drosera
A scattering of Billy Buttons craspedia
A very rare sparkplugia
Sarsaparilla vine hardenbergia violacea
Australian Buttercup Ranunculus lappaceus
Here a couple of general shots of he grasses, mosses, and other little plants with regrowth on trees visible behind.
In many places it will be the wattles, and eucalypt saplings that will regenerate the bush rather than the regrowth of existing trees.
On the sides of some hills the trees have just failed to regrow and we will have to wait for the babies to replace them. In this part of the forest it was very quiet too, no bird song yet unlike the sections with regrowth up the trunks where bird calls were everywhere.
Bracken was one of the first things back and continues to flourish. Some believe that it blocks out the light and discourages regeneration of other flora after bushfires. However, Mesibov says that on burned ground, bracken cover ameliorates the erosive and other affects of weather and encourages redevelopment of healthy soil and fauna.