Darling Downs: overgrazing

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Comments (6)

bdeh on January 5, 2012

Nice picture and beautiful flowers in the meadow behind the horses Ian. Greetings Berend

jeff_msn123 on January 5, 2012


Beautitful wild nature. Nice shot. LIKE

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on January 5, 2012

Greetings Berend,

The splash of purple indicates that the horses have eaten the good pasture and only this inedible purple-flowering plant will grow. Beautiful, but overgrazed.

Kind regards,


Ian Stehbens on January 5, 2012

Greetings Berend,

This area is very attractive with its woods and hills and wide valleys that are fully cultivated for various grain crops. The splash of purple add to the beauty but it also indicates that the paddock has been overgrazed. The livestock have eaten the other grasses and only this inedible purple flowering plant and the large cactus (prickly pear) grow.

Thanks again for your comment. Best wishes,


Ian Stehbens on January 5, 2012

Good morning, Jeff.

I enjoy driving through this countryside. I know it well, from the past, having lived in this area for 10 years previously. This is typical of the higher country around the city of Toowoomba.



bdeh on January 6, 2012

Interesting to know Ian, thanks. Greetings Berend

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