I am sure everyone knows that Tassie rocks, but how many of you know about
Standing tall alongside the Drop Bear and adding to Tasmania's remarkable geological diversity, (with rocks from every period of the Earth's history from the Middle Proterozoic) is
The elusive 'Painted Drop-rock'.
|My Pet Rock and friend - These are pets and not designed to drop as they have stick-ons|
(noun: serendipity; plural noun: serendipities - the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.)
Imagine walking down the street, through the park, forest or camp-ground when you spot a small, colourful object peeking out through the bushes.
It is too small to be a Drop Bear and far too short to be a snake, so what on earth can it be?
Chances are that you have just stumbled across an elusive Drop-Rock.
|A very fine Drop-Rock specimen|
Leave it where it is or hide it somewhere close byWhichever option you choose, please try to photograph it and get in touch with the relevant Drop-Rock group to let everyone know and keep the serendipity alive.
Pop it in your pocket and take it with you while you consider what to do or
Take it away and hide it in another location.
You will find a list of Drop-Rock Facebook pages below, under Rock around the country.
Get all Arty-Crafty
If, as you are on your travels, you hunt out clear rocks that might suit the purpose and obtain the necessary paints, you will no longer be at a loss when you hear 'I'm bored, there's nothing to do.'
Simply pull out your stash and get the whole family creative - making and hiding your own special Drop-Rocks.
NOTE: Creators are asked not to put googly eyes or other stick-ons on rocks for environmental reasons.
|Rock painting kit from Craft My Life|
Don't forget to join one of the Drop-Rock groups if you are making your own so that you can track your creation around the country.
Another good reason to join a group is that you can get advice on the best products and methods to use on your creation.
Rock around the country
As you travel around the country, even outside of Tasmania, you can stay involved through the following Facebook Groups.