A total of 19 plant formations occur on the tidal wetlands. Six of those formations are dominated by the mangrove Avicennia marina. Climatic conditions in Moreton Bay provide optimum temperatures of 18- 24 degrees for the growth of Avicennia marina for six to seven months of the year. Behind the fringing mangroves, salt-marsh is usuallyContinue reading “Mangroves on the Wetlands….Southern Moreton Bay Islands”
I was too late..the sun had already risen by the time I got there… I moved down to Sandy Bay and took a few photos there of the morning light..
I went to photograph the sunrise but missed the early color as the sun was already above the horizon when I arrived. I drove down to Sandy Beach where the sun was above the water and took some photos before the midges chased me back into my car, They are really about with a bitingContinue reading “Morning on Sandy Beach Russell Island”
Russell Island was originally called Canaipa. It was named Russell Island in the 1840s after Lord John Russell, Secretary of State for the colonies in the 1840s. http://www.redland.qld.gov.au/AboutRedlands/History/OurSuburbs/Pages/Southern-Moreton-Bay-Islands.aspx Some of the first Europeans to live on the islands were convicts. When the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement was operating (between 1824 and 1842), convicts were sentContinue reading “Canaipa Point Russell island”