Last updated September 14, 2017 at 9:56 am
Witchelina is a 4,200 sq km reserve near Lake Eyre in Northern South Australia that’s home to a surprising abundance of wildlife. From zebra finches (lab rats of the bird world), migratory water birds attracted to the ephermeral waterholes of the desert to lizards that reproduce without the help of males. There are ancient iron “chocolate eggs” embedded in the landscape that have existed longer than life on earth. It’s an extraordinary landscape bouncing back from a century of pastoral use.