Sunday, July 21, 2019  
 
News & Updates
Cafe closed 22 and 23 July
21-07-2019 
Dingo Dell Cafe, the Day Shelter (and the Ski School shop) will be closed Monday 22 and Tuesday 23rd July to give the staff a well earned break after the busy school holidays. Reopening Wednesday 24th July. There are toilets available at Cresta Valley and the Cathedral Car Park.

CHAINS AT MOUNT BUFFALO
11-07-2019 
Chains must be carried to Mount Buffalo until further notice (Normally all of July and August). Chains are required when there is snow forecast below 1600 metres and / or the roads have ice or snow cover - There are daily updates by Parks Victoria provided to ski hires etc and we provide detailed visitor snow and weather info on our Face Book page.


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BOGONG MOTH

Bogong Moths are well known in south-eastern Australia for their mass migration in spring to over summer in alpine regions such as Mount Buffalo

The Bogong Moth is native to Australia. The common name comes from Bogong High Plains region in the Victorian Alps. They are a small moth about 5 cm long but congregate in huge masses in caves and cracks at locations such as the horn where they can be viewed after dark as they swarm out into the night air in their millions

During winter, Bogongs feed inland as black cutworms on seedlings of wide-leafed plants in Northern locations ranging from southern Queensland to South Australia. During spring, they fly south to south-eastwards, to high altitude regions such as Buffalo. They then migrate north to breed as their larvae can't tolerate cold conditions.

A good video on the life cycle of this Insect can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7w44Ka0xXI&feature=youtu.be


Moth

Moths in huge mass in crevesse in boulder jumbles