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Phillip Island is only six kilometers from Norfolk. The island is illuminated in its distinctive colours: lush red and violet tones, subtile yellow and grey tones that are vaulted like rainbow-like through the outlines of its impressive shape. It is hard to reach and even more hard to board, but for the thousand of seabirds they frequent on a regular basis, Phillip Island is nothing less than an haven.
Free of wild beasts of prey, the island is home to a range of scarce and threatened flora, all under the conservation and guidance of Parks Australia. When Norfolk's punishment colonies were in full swing throughout the later 1700' and early 1800', Phillip Island was overwhelmed by swine, caprines and cats.
They have been established as "hunting targets" for the officer of the days and as a feeding ground for all Norfolk residents. The possibilities to see Phillip Island were quite restricted, so that the number of rabbits grew without restriction. Until 1912, the damages that these creatures caused to the island's flora were clearly visible.
It had become anything but a desert. The Commonwealth Parks employees, working with the Norfolk Municipality, tried various strategies. Reclamation is gradual, supported by the island's conservation in 1996 when it became part of Norfolk Island National Parks. There' s hardly any question that the island is recuperating.
As if by some miracle, several of Norfolk Island's no longer existing animals are given a liveable reptile populace on Phillip. Phillip Island's millipedes have also been re-discovered. Whilst the whole of this species' game populace is limited to Phillip Island, it is now well dispersed throughout Norfolk Island thanks to the extensive plantations. It is a lovely flower, ranging from off-white to pale yellow with a deep magta center when first opened.
Fossilized proofs suggest that this colourful olive-green Geckko once inhabited Norfolk Island, but it is believed that it was wiped out due to rodent robbery. Luckily, pets and females never settled on Phillip, so the geckos survive there in large numbers.