Burnt Skink - Skink burnt in 2009 bushfires
From the Collection of Yarra Ranges Regional Museum 35-37 Castella Street Lilydale Victoria
- Fully grown, complete skink burnt during the Black Saturday bushfires in February 2009 in Glenburn, Victoria.
- 9.0 x 2.0 cm (variable)
- fire, yarra ranges, skink, bushfire, bushfires, 2009, animal, glenburn
- The skink was found in the garden on a property in Glenburn, Victoria, Australia. It was burnt during the February 2009 bushfires. Two specimens were found immediately after the bushfires however only one was locatable when donated.
- February 2009
- This specimen has historic significance for its association with the February 2009 bushfires. It is a rare, complete example of the impact of the bushfires on a diverse range of fauna in and around Yarra Ranges. Although many animals were affected by the bushfires, very few specimens were collected and preserved. This specimen is reliably provenanced to a property in Glendale (just outside the boundaries of the Shire of Yarra Ranges) which was affected by the 2009 bushfires.
- 3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM