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An impressive spot for sure

Guest bloggers
Published 18 Aug 2021 
by Shane Jackson (contractor) 
about  Pullen Pullen Reserve  

Brolga Nook looking out to the east. Photo Dell Murphy-Brice.<br/> Brolga Nook looking out to the east. Photo Dell Murphy-Brice.
An aerial image of the conservation base on Pullen Pullen. Photo Shane Jackson.<br/> An aerial image of the conservation base on Pullen Pullen. Photo Shane Jackson.
Accommodation blending in to its surrounds. Photo Dell Murphy-Brice.<br/> Accommodation blending in to its surrounds. Photo Dell Murphy-Brice.

The Pullen Pullen landscape is hard to describe - it's country of contradictions; it's hot, dusty and unforgiving. The flies and mozzies at times could drive you crazy. But, conversely, it's stunningly picturesque and full of life (at night), with native critters so acquiescent and approachable.

Vegetation is inflexible, impenetrable and spiney, demonstrating conspicuous evolutionary processes for survival and is food for anyone's curiosity and imagination.

The landscape is alive with geological formations that are thought provoking and seemingly still unfolding before our eyes, exposing new layers and sculpting formations, and colour spectrums after each major weather event.

And then we have a human-made structure - the new arid zone conservation base - that blends and conspicuously conforms with its surroundings, taking advantage of the natural aspect and using nature's energy to silently come to life. Graciously providing comfort, sanctuary, security and peacefulness - paradoxically a place for toil, tireless research and laborious discovery.

Moreover, the highest accolade has to be giving one the opportunity to experience the sense of freedom from the day-to-day treadmill of life and the pressures of sometimes having to reluctantly accept social conformity, rules and proclamations.

Yes, Pullen Pullen is an impressive spot, for sure.

An aerial image of the conservation base on Pullen Pullen. Photo Shane Jackson.<br/> An aerial image of the conservation base on Pullen Pullen. Photo Shane Jackson.
Accommodation blending in to its surrounds. Photo Dell Murphy-Brice.<br/> Accommodation blending in to its surrounds. Photo Dell Murphy-Brice.