Audio tour 6 - The landscape - Tali
- Location: Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area | Duration: 1m26s
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Here at the Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area, you'll find yourself among delicate sand dunes.
Anangu call this type of environment tali.
In the mornings you'll see networks of animal tracks left in the soft sand. Many of the animals here protect themselves from the heat of the day by burrowing into the dunes, coming out to feed only at night.
Look out for reptiles, like snakes and lizards. One small mammal is the shy marsupial mole, known as itjaritjari. The mole will only surface when it has rained. Some desert frogs, unable to cope with the hot, dry conditions, also prefer to lie buried under sand until the rain comes.
You might also see some recently burnt areas here. These are called nyaru. Many animals like nyaru because fire encourages some of their favourite plants grow. Two of these favourite plants are the desert raisin, called kampurarpa and the bush tomato, wiriny-wirinypa.
As you walk around here, look for tracks in the sand and see if you can name the animal that created them. There are two walks here with signs to tell you all about the different animals of this tali landscape.