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Mt Field Lake Fenton Fagus

A Lake Fenton fagus trip is always worthwhile, even late in the fagus season – ie right about now. There was a lovely mist and therefore a nice, even light over Mt Field today. The fagus is Australia’s only native deciduous tree, and is a relic from the days of Gondwana. It is a wonderful...Read More

Fagus at Suttons Tarn, Cradle Mountain

There is a little spot at Cradle Mountain that has been on my radar for a long time and this autumn, I finally got out to see it – Suttons Tarn. How to find Suttons Tarn For those reasonably familiar with the Cradle Mountain area, Suttons Tarn is up behind Kitchen Hut right at the...Read More

The Art of Fagus

Every autumn in Tasmania we enjoy the spectacle of the “Turning of the Fagus” that is to say, the leaves of the endemic Nothofagus gunnii, change from the deep summer greens to autumnal tones of yellow, orange and red. The best places to view this unique Australian scene are at Mt Field in the south,...Read More

Turning of the Fagus 2014: Tarn Shelf

The turning of the fagus is an annual event in Tasmania. The general wisdom is to head to your favourite areas in the mountains around Anzac Day to bask in the glorious autumnal glow of the golden leaves as they change colour. What is the “Turning of the Fagus”? The reason this event is so...Read More

New Tasmanian Photography May 2013

This months new Tasmanian photography is mostly from my Autumn trip to Cradle Mountain but there are a couple of new versions of my aurora australis photos in the mix too. This first shot captures the morning mist as it drifts across Marions Lookout and across the face of Cradle Mountain, captured just before the...Read More

Fagus – Cradle Mountain in Autumn

In follow up to my previous Fagus Watch 2013 post, here are some shots of Tasmania’s fagus in all it’s glory. Last week the clouds were down and the orange glow of the fagus was at it’s peak at Cradle Mountain. These shots are all from the area around the base of Cradle Mountain along...Read More

Fagus at Tarn Shelf, Mt Field

Tasmania’s Gondwanic connection is firing at the moment, as the autumn colour returns to Australia’s only winter deciduous tree, the Fagus. Each autumn, around Anzac day, the small green leaves of the fagus, which is a Tasmanian endemic found only in the higher mountainous areas of western Tasmania, change into hues of yellow, orange and (if you’re lucky),...Read More