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Epiphytes – Wonderful Garden Plants

Backlit Stag Horn Fern

Backlit Stag Horn Fern

Epiphytes are remarkable plants that have evolved to grow on the branches, trunks and leaves of other plants without deriving nourishment from their host plant. They make no contact with the soil. Moisture and nutrients are absorbed from the air and from the decay of accumulated humus, which includes animal […]

Granite Boulders, Pyramids and Forests – Girraween National Park

Pyramid Girraween NP

One of the Pyramids of Girraween NP

The Granite Belt on the Queensland/New South Wales border South of Warwick has been long known for its cool-climate fruit and more recently for its vineyards and wineries. But it is famous for something older – its rock-strewn landscape whose foundations were laid about 240 million years […]

Mapleton Forest Drive SE Queensland

Forest lining Buckby road

Buckby Road

The drive through Mapleton Forest is a pleasant one day excursion through magnificent tall open Blackbutt forests with trees over 30 metres tall. These tall forests are occasionally replaced by shorter Scribbly Gum open forests (Eucalyptus signata) with trees up to 20 metres tall and a heath understorey in places. Rain forest […]

Numimbah Valley and Natural Bridge

water fall cave

Natural Bridge cave water fall

The cave water fall at Natural Bridge has to be one of the most photographed and duplicated Australian images for tourism promotion in southern Queensland. It’s familiarity as an image does not prepare you for the impact of seeing it live.

Accompanying the visual splendour is the thundering sound […]

Lichens

Rock encrusted with lichens

Lichens on granite Bald Rock NP NSW

Beautiful but often Overlooked

On a recent day trip to Binna Burra we stopped to enjoy the view of Mt Warning from Rosins Lookout near Beechmont and noticed that the tree trunks in the small park were encrusted with lichens – it was eye catching. (Location details […]