"...On September 16, 2016, I'm camping in the Pilliga. I walk to the Salt Cave. I read a sign about colonists who mined salt from here. I climb the rocky outcrop behind the cave. Sounds of insects and birds and someone playing a flute. Everything is still..
Early next morning the temperature drops. Dark clouds fill the sky. Strong winds bring heavy rain. Everyone around quickly packs and leaves.
In January 2020 fire sweeps through and destroys plants and animals in nearby regions.
In March 2020 the corona virus sweeps around the world.
In 2005 the Pilliga Forest is identified on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website as '...the largest remaining native forest on the Australian continent... and home to birds, reptiles and koalas'."
Lisa Roberts 2021