Recent rains have transformed NSW's Cameron Corner

Posted by barbara on January 10, 2012

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Located in New South Wales, the official Cameron Corner marker dominates the foreground, with the South Australian-based Cameron Corner store occupying the background.

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The cool interior of the Cameron Corner Store is a welcome relief for visitors, especially during the summer months when the temperatures soar above 45 degrees Celcius.

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The dingo proof fence helps protect wildlife species in NSW's Sturt National Park from attacks.

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The road to Cameron Corner, a mix of red gravel, white gravel floodways, deepish sand and the odd stretch of paved road.

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The patina of green, shown here in early January 2012, is nothing compared to the vivid first flush of green after December 2011 rains, according to Cameron Corner store operators, Fenn and Cheryl.

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Wild ducks enjoying the standing water on either side of the road to Cameron Corner.

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Standing water by the access road is home to Common Nardoo.

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Giant tadpoles with hind legs are making the transition to the frog phase, presumably Burrowing Frogs whose eggs remain dormant underground until decent rains bring them back to life.

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By necessity, the road to Cameron Corner temporarily loops around the Waka clay plan.

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During dry times the road to Cameron Corner bisects the Waka clay pan. Not so in early January 2012.

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Beds of the Darling Lily Crinum flaccidum, also known as the Murray Lily, the Macquarie Crinum or the Paroo Lily, take advantage of recent rains.

 

 

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