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Table - Mount Painter - Canberra, ACT, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 35° 16.203 E 149° 03.845
55H E 687743 N 6095055
Quick Description: This is a photographic depiction of the scene in front of you, ranging from Black Mountain to Bullen Range.
Location: Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Date Posted: 2/28/2019 5:06:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM1057G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 0

Long Description:
This is quite a broad printed photograph of the rural scene in front of you. The following places are identified:

- Black Mountain
- City Centre (behind Black Mountain)
- Lake Burley Griffin
- Glenloch Interchange
- Black Mountain Peninsula
- Jerrabomberra Hill
- Jerrabomberra
- Red Hill
- Davidsons Trig
- Mount Mugga
- Isaacs Ridge
- Canberra Hospital
- Woden
- National Arboretum Canberra
- Mount Rob Roy
- Tuggeranong Hill
- Mount Taylor
- Dairy Farmers Hill
- Mount Tennent
- Urambi Hills
- Mount Arawang (Cooleman Ridge)
- Bullen Range

Beneath the photo scene is the following text:

The Eagle's Elevator

'Wedge-tailed Eagles have perfected the art of soaring to reduce the amount of energy they expend during their search for food. They take advantage of the air currents that rise up the side of the hill and create updrafts, providing an easy ride to higher altitudes.


'The rocks here are mainly composed of dacitic ignimbrite, a dark bluish-grey, medium-grained igneous rock which weathers to a reddish-brown colour.

'During the Silurian (443.7 to 416 million year ago), the Canberra area was a shallow sea from which volcanoes emerged. The Mount Painter volcano erupted, with reasonably fast flowing lava reaching across the Canberra basin. Mount Painter was different from the usual volcanoes in that it formed when a weakness in a large fault allowed molten lava from deep below the surface to explosively well up and pour across the surface. The sea receded as the land was forced up, and since then the land has eroded away to form the landscape we see today. p> Threats

'A major threat to the reserve's native vegetation and animals is weed invasion. Most of the large woody weeds have been removed and new infestations are regularly cut out. Introduced invasive grasses and herbs are harder to control. Paterson's Curse Echium plantagineum, St Johns Wort Hypericum gramineum and Saffron Thistle Carthamus lanatus are very obvious in certain seasons. African Lovegrass Eragrostis curvula, although confined to the edge of the reserve in 2014, is very invasive and is readily spread by vehicles, mowers, walkers and animals. A rabbit control program has been reducing rabbit numbers and protecting the park from overgrazing. In the future, global warming, which is expected to bring warmer, drier seasons to the region, may also impact the reserve.'

The story of ParkCare

'The ACT Government launched ParkCare in 1986 to encourage community involvement in managing the network of reserves that are Canberra Nature Park. It was then that Friends of Mount Painter was established by a group of Cook residents.

'In addition to planting and weeding, Friends of Mount Painter is also engaged in erosion control, mapping rabbit burrows, counting kangaroos and monitoring landscape health and the survival rates of plantings.

'The summit walking track signs have been sponsored by Spicers.'

Visited: 1747, Saturday, 1 September, 2018

Artist / Creator:
ACT Government

Location / Access:
Mount Painter
Available 24/7 (if willing to walk up the unimproved track in the dark at night)

Date of creation: Not listed

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