Emus and Pines

To: Michael Tarburton <>
Subject: Emus and Pines
From: Peter Morgan <>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 21:59:59 +0000
Some years ago, we travelled from Scone to Gloucester via Barrington Tops NP 
and pulled up in a very old pine forest for lunch.  The trees were really big 
and the forest floor was littered with logs and fallen trees.  Clearly it was 
not a forest managed for harvesting.
We were amazed at the 5 or 6 lyrebirds getting around.  There was not much 
understory, and the ground was soft and churned up.

Peter and Bev Morgan

The conservation battle is never finally won; the development battle is.

> On 5 Aug 2015, at 10:18 pm, Michael Tarburton <> 
> wrote:
> IPeter asked:
>> Are there any Australian birds that use pine plantations for anything other 
>> than refuge?
> In WA, Carnaby's Cockatoo used to love visiting the Pine Plantations near 
> Perth, where they would stay for weeks eating pine seeds as a change to their 
> diet of eucalyptus seeds. Most of the plantations I believe have gone now.
> Cheers
> Mike
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