‘Mangroves’ vegetate the inter-tidal area between land and sea that gets flooded with the tides. The name Mangrove is therefore applied to any plant that is able to live in salt water whether a tree, a bush, a fern, grass or shrub.
Over 18% of the Australian coast line is vegetated with mangroves ~
The exhibition of her work is to run through July to the end of August, should you be lucky enough to be in Western Australia during this period ~
The islands in the Bay off Brisbane, where I’m based, are surrounded by some beautiful species of mangrove ~
More than anything, I love their arched root systems
And these that must be years old with amazing gnarled and weathered trunks
As the soils in these zones have little oxygen the root systems are generally close to the surface, and do a great job of helping to prevent erosion
Where/When/How ~ What did I See, Hear, Smell, Touch, Taste?
- Australia’s inter-tidal zone
- Arching roots
- Clicking of crabs disappearing down holes
- Un-oxygenated mud
- Shiny leaves, slippery mud