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More fungi photos – Timbs Track

More fungi photos – Timbs Track

Timbs Track is a great place to park the car and go on a fungi forage. The track itself is the starting point for the multi day hike out to Lake Rhona but there are a few side tracks that were tagged during the anti-forestry protests a few years ago… Read more →
Upper Florentine Valley World Heritage Area

Upper Florentine Valley World Heritage Area

The Upper Florentine Valley World Heritage Area contains magnificent tall eucalypts and dark green myrtle and sassafras rainforest. After years of campaigning the area was added to the World Heritage Area in June 2013, but the anti-environment Liberal party (both federal and state) are feverishly pushing to delist these forests to once again open them up to logging… Read more →
Tasmanian Fungi: Upper Florentine Valley

Tasmanian Fungi: Upper Florentine Valley

Here are some more images of the Tasmanian fungi which is so prolific at the moment. These were all taken on a recent visit to the wet eucalypt/rainforest of the Upper Florentine Valley. All these images are macro, taken with my 100mm f2.8 and Pentax K-3… Read more →
Liberal Party Lunacy – Let’s Log the World Heritage Area!

Liberal Party Lunacy – Let’s Log the World Heritage Area!

After decades of brawling over the fate of Tasmania’s forests, the issue was to a very large degree resolved last year and for the first time in the 10 years or so I have been living here, news and talkback shows have not been endlessly discussing the bitter debate and Tasmania seemed destined at last to move forward… Read more →
Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area expanded!

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area expanded!

Some great news this week for forest conservation in Tasmania – the World Heritage Commitee meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia has passed a recommendation to extend Tasmanias World Heritage Area by 172,500 hectares. The new boundaries will now include some of Tasmania’s most pristine wild forests such as the Styx Valley, the Upper Florentine Valley and Weld Valley… Read more →
Macro Photography – Upper Florentine Valley

Macro Photography – Upper Florentine Valley

I recently had a day out photographing the Upper Florentine Valley in south west Tasmania. The valley is a stunning valley of tall eucalypts and intricate deep green rainforest. The valley is very picturesquely surrounded by the mountains of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area, with the Thumbs being the range that dominates the view whenever you have a clear view of the horizon on the way in… Read more →
Tassie’s Southern Forests – Upper Florentine Valley

Tassie’s Southern Forests – Upper Florentine Valley

The Upper Florentine Valley, off the Gordon River Road in South West Tasmania The Gordon River Rd takes you through some spectacular country. There is access to Mt Field National Park, and the Styx & Florentine Valleys which are home to magnificent tall trees and rainforest… Read more →