Thursday, January 30, 2020  
 
News & Updates
TOTAL FIRE BANS
19-12-2019 
On days of severe or higher fire risk, emergency services may declare a Total Fire Ban where fires are banned. Check to ensure you are aware of the requirements for compliance on these days.

CODE RED FIRE DAYS
19-12-2019 
Note that Mount Buffalo (and all National Parks and Public Land will be closed on Code Red fire days and also may close at other times if the land managers and emergency services consider that the risk warrants this decision - be informed and check prior to leaving for the bush.

FIRE DANGER RATINGS
24-11-2019 
Ensure you keep informed of local heat and fire conditions and issues over summer- the ABC local radio is a good source of information and you should have the VIC Emergency App on your phone with updates for your area activated - take care in the outdoors or at home and check that your emergency plan is ready to go. Buffalo is 10 degrees cooler than in the valleys below.

DINGO DELL HOURS
4 -1 -2020 
The Dingo Dell Cafe is closed for the duration of the fire emergency - we will advise when reopening once the National Park is open again. 


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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