Stories Organisations Projects About Login

Burnt Skink - Skink burnt in 2009 bushfires

From the Collection of Yarra Ranges Regional Museum 35-37 Castella Street Lilydale Victoria

Description
Fully grown, complete skink burnt during the Black Saturday bushfires in February 2009 in Glenburn, Victoria.
Size
9.0 x 2.0 cm (variable)
Object Registration
8825
Keywords
fire, yarra ranges, skink, bushfire, bushfires, 2009, animal, glenburn
Historical information
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.
When Made
February 2009
Significance
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.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM