The Red Horned Poppy (Glaucium corniculatum) is a weed species appearing in the Flinders Ranges.
Also known as ‘hole-punch clouds’, fallstreak cloud formations occur when part of a cloud of water droplets freezes into ice crystals which grow large enough to fall below as a fallstreak. Read more about fallstreak and other clouds at the Cloud Appreciation Society.
Britannica.com describes cloudburst as:
“a sudden, very heavy rainfall, usually local in nature and of brief duration. Most so-called cloudbursts occur in connection with thunderstorms. In these storms there are violent uprushes of air, which at times prevent the condensing raindrops from falling to the ground. A large amount of water may thus accumulate at high levels, and if the upward currents are weakened the whole of this water falls at one time. Cloudbursts are especially common in mountainous areas. This is probably because the warm air currents of a thunderstorm tend to follow the upward slope of a mountain. The effects of heavy rain are especially striking on mountain slopes because the falling water is concentrated in valleys and gulleys. Mountain cloudbursts cause sudden and destructive floods.“
This cloudburst occurred to the north of Parachilna on the west side of the ranges in Autumn.
Ant architecture on the salty shore of Halligan Bay, Lake Eyre North.
Central Bearded Dragon, Pogona vitticeps, in the Northern Flinders Ranges.