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Fagus Watch 2013

I did my first walk of the autumn fagus season and thought I’d write up a “Fagus Watch 2013” as an update on the colours. Today I walked to the Tarn Shelf at Mt Field National Park. The forecast was for cloud and even rain but for most of the day the skies were quite...Read More

Winter in Tasmania – Mt Field National Park

Winter in Tasmania can mean heaps and heaps of snow (although as everyone points out there is nowhere near as much as there used to be). Just before we left for Japan there was a major snowfall, over western Tasmania, and even Hobart. Mt Wellington was covered in a thick creamy layer of deep snow...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