Friday, April 28, 2017  
 
News & Updates
VISITING MOUNT BUFFALO THIS AUTUMN
13-04-2017 
Our Mountain is amazing in the Autumn, but it is getting colder so make sure that you bring some warm clothes as the alps are normally 10 degrees cooler than Bright and the alpine valleys. There are still enough warm days swimming and kayaking on Lake Catani. Rock Climbing and Abseiling in the gorge, bushwalking and other amazing activities and adventures are less weather dependent.
Spoil yourself and "Visit Mount Buffalo" this Autumn.

LAKE CATANI CAMPING GROUND
13-04-2017 
Note that Parks Victoria close the lake Catani camping ground at the end of April to get ready for winter (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