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Northern Territory

Monsoon Season

Gudjewg, from January to March, is the 'true' wet season. It is a time of thunderstorms, heavy rain and flooding. It is also the most vibrant growing period, with the heat and humidity generating an explosion of plant and animal life. Spear grass grows to over 2 metres tall and creates a silvery-green hue throughout the woodlands. Magpie geese nest in the sedgelands. Flooding may cause goannas, snakes and marsupials to seek refuge in the trees. Eggs and stranded animals are a good food source for Bininj/Mungguy during this time. By the end of March, the rains are rapidly disappearing and it is a great time to enjoy the verdant green and burgeoning wildlife activity.