Monday, April 06, 2020  
 
News & Updates
COVID 19 INFORMATION FROM PARKS VICTORIA
05-04-2020 
For current information what is closed, what is open and what is acceptable re accessing National Parks close to your home during the Covid 19 emergency see - https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/get-into-nature/safety-in-nature/covid-19-update

TOILETS - LOOKOUTS AND PICNIC TABLES CLOSED
03-04-2020 

At the direction of the Chief Health Officer of Victoria, Parks Victoria has closed the following sites until further notice:

  • all playgrounds, BBQ facilities, water drinking fountains, picnic shelters and tables, rotundas, toilets and viewing platforms


CAFE OPEN WEEKEND 4th and 5th April
03-04-2020 
The Dingo Dell Cafe will open 4th and 5th April for takeaway only (10 am to 4 pm).

The Gorge Coffee Van will be closed for the present due to the Covid 19 emergency. Keith and Helen apologise for any inconvenience


CAMPING CLOSED AT MOUNT BUFFALO
25-03-2020 
Camping at Lake Catani and the Outstation camping areas is now closed for the duration of the Corona Virus emergency


Archive

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