Friday, June 23, 2017  
 
News & Updates
VISITING MOUNT BUFFALO IN JUNE
02-05-2017 
Our Mountain is amazing in the early winter, but it is now getting very cold so make sure that you bring some warm clothes. There are spectacular views of the Alps (Snow covered now) from the gorge and the walks are a great way to see our waterfalls, Granite pinnacles, snow plains and forests. The snow normally arrives early July but there are occasional snow falls in June. Spoil yourself and "Visit Mount Buffalo" this Winter.

LAKE CATANI CAMPING GROUND CLOSED
13-04-2017 
Note that Parks Victoria have now closed the Lake Catani camping ground for general camping (There are limited snow camping sites available during winter). Camping reopens again in November.


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LICHENS AND MOSSES

The granite cliffs and boulders of Mount Buffalo appear multi colored and while this is true most of the colors are actually the mosses, lichens and other micro plants that cover the rock. Lichens (while not actually a plant) are found in an amazing range of colors from bright orange through to a range of greens, browns and greys.

Lichens are amazing and were among the first living things to colonize the land and are not actually a single plant but are a symbiotic relationship between a number of living things. A definition of a lichen is

A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a symbiotic relationship. The combined life form has properties that are very different from the properties of its component organisms. Lichens come in many colors, sizes, and forms.

 EXAMPLES OF JUST SOME OF THE AMAZING MOSSES AND LICHENS THAT CAN BE FOUND