Looking glass

The tarn’s shelf in Mt Field National Park has been described as a ‘looking glass through time’, allowing you to travel back to Gondwana during the Cretaceous period.

But now we are being offered a ‘looking glass’ to the future, where bush fires burn pencil pines, killing not only the trees but their seeds.
Ecologists suggest conserving them in another location, like a sub-Antarctic island that would be safer from fire.

And where do we go, to be safe from our future?

Margaret Ambridge


Compressed charcoal and burnt charcoal sourced from scrub fire on paper