We have just experienced ferocious bush fires here in Australia since the month of September. 34 fatalities, more than 2,100 homes lost, 18,636 hectares burnt leaving devestation through 6 states and territories.
Christmas was no let up ,it was falling ash around us smoke in the air, worst air pollution millions of people choking on the smoke and wild fires, blackened days.
Heartbreaking !! the countrys koala population have been a major victim of the bushfires. Our Koalas are considered a vulnerable species with thousands of the animals killed .
It has been estimated that 1.25 billion native animals have been killed. kangaroos ,koalas, wallabies,wombats,echnidas,and more 8,400 koalas may have perished in the fires alone just in my State of New South Wales and rising. Some could be extinct. So sad.
Wild life rescuers have been scouring the bush for surviving animals.
Temperatures have been extreme well into the 40C plus. Australia is still in drought conditions one of the most severe in years. We are all on water restrictions.
This is a dust storm rolling in hitting regional towns ,turning day into night, caused by the draught and no rain or crops in the ground. Picking up the loose dirt from the dry.
Our beautiful Koalas in care saved from the fires.
The fires deverstating our country towns.
these pretty quilts from the sewing group. Some cute baby quilts
I have been busy the last month making a variety of pouches ,wraps, bedding for the injured and burnt wildlife animals rescued from the fires for the carers to use for their rehabilitation to return to their habitat.
Wallaby hanging pouches. some of the wraps yet to be delivered.
The wildlife carers.
Thank you to the firefighters not just Australia's, also the firefighters from all the countries who came and sacrificed their lives to help during the bushfire horror. That is the Australian spirit to help and support one another in strength and mateship.
At the moment we are waiting for the heaviest torrential rainfall in years to approach.We go from fires to flash floods ,damaging winds and heavy rainfall arriving later today .
I must say it is lovely and cool for a change.
Stay Happy and well.
Great to be back on here.💗