Although there have been odd showers since the end of April it is only in the last two weeks that the surface layers of the soil have reached field capacity. The result of constant water availability has been a sudden spurt of growth. Many herbs have come into flower. In general grasses are not yet flowering, although some sedges (Cyperaceae) and small rushes (Juncus) are now in flower.
Pastures now look very green, but the seasonal streams have not yet begun to run. It will be several weeks yet until the ground water begind to recharge.