Random thoughts from an amateur Aussie naturalist.
Saturday, 4 October 2008
Mt Pollock isn't very high, but it is noticeable. It's an old volcano on the Barrabool Hills west of Geelong, and can be seen from a great distance because the volcanic plain is so flat. The canola crops on its flanks were blindingly yellow today. It will be a GM crop probably because the moratorium has been lifted.
The mountain has been in the news this week because of an application to put wind generators there. Locals are objecting (on aesthetic grounds, and they don't want tourists driving around their quiet rural area) and the issue will go to a hearing in March next year.