December: Biomass

Biomass: The amount of living matter (as in a unit area or volume of habitat).

From the Words for New Landscapes project, a longitudinal month by month documentation of the landscape after the Blue Mountains bush fire of summer 2020.

This is an edited collation of documentation from December, 12 months after the fire started spreading from Gospers Mountain.

Regrowth is progressing in response to the solid spring rains and warmer soil temperature. Sounds of birds and multitudes of recently hatched cicadas echo along the valleys.
Ambient sound recorded on site at the time.