Tuesday, September 17, 2019  
 
News & Updates
DINGO DELL HOURS 16 to 22 SEPTEMBER
14-09-2019 
Dingo Dell (Day shelter and Cafe) will only be open Wednesday 18th and Thursday19th September this week, then will reopen Saturday 21st and will be open over the Victorian School Holidays

CHAINS NOT REQURED TO BE CARRIED THIS WEEK
10-09-2019 
Chains are not required to be carried to Mount Buffalo until futher notice.

SPRING SNOW
06-09-2019 
We still have some snow for snow play and sightseeing but it is fading fast - check out the snow cam in the drop down menu for Dingo Dell snow

LAKE CATANI SNOW CAMPING CLOSED AS OF END OF AUGUST
30-08-2019 
The free snow camping at Lake Catani camping ground is now closed and will reopen for bookings on the Melbourne Cup long weekend in November. Hike in outstation camping at Rocky Creek and Mount McLeod is still available during September and October (see drop down menu)


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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