“Growing up in Birdsville… I took many things for granted: dust, searing summer and very occasionally, bursts of flooding rain.

When the rains came, the few of us lucky enough to call that part of Australia home had the best seat in the house for one of nature’s greatest spectacles: the flooding of the great desert river systems.

The transformation of the countryside from harsh landscape into a thriving ecosystem of grasses and forbs and wildflowers and fish and pelicans is stunning. One can literally see the floodwaters creeping down the ancient water channels before spilling across the countryside as it bursts into life.”

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