The current flowering of paperbark trees and bloodwoods
near Charters Towers may have attracted the animals, which can travel hundreds of kilometres when attracted by flowering events.
Wiped the slopes clean of the last 150-200 years, killed everything except the bloodwoods
. Never seen anything like it.
A sea of bloodwoods
and eucalypts stretch out beneath us.
Pilirrpa/kuntu is the soul or life force; yiwirnngi is the conception spirit or life force that is originally located in the environment; kurruwalpa are invisible beings thought by Warlpiri to be like small children, that live in big trees such as in bloodwoods
, ghost-gums and river-gums, who can kill people but who can also enter into the stomachs of women and then turn into children.
They found that the most abundant and popular nectar sources included flowers from the families Myrtaceae (eucalypts and bloodwoods
), Proteaceae (grevillea and banksia) and Loranthaceae (mistletoe).