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turning of the fagus

Fagus Reminiscing

Late April in terms of bushwalking in Tasmania is closely associated with the “Turning of the Fagus” – that is, the leaves of Tasmania’s wonderfully unique deciduous beech should be at peak autumn splendor right about now. Given the Covid 19 lockdown means we cannot get out and about as we normally would I have...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