There is something about escaping to an old growth forest
A wild place
On a hot summers day and the beaches are crowded
There is something special about the cool air of a mountain
and a shade walk in an old growth forest
The view from the look out at the summit Mount Donnna Buang is a panorama across the top of Melbourne’s Yarra Ranges.
The summit walks are amongst alpine forests
Ghost gums and snow gums well spaced with low ferns and scrub
Even the remnants of an old alpine hut can be found.
Half way down the mountain the transition from alpine forest to temperate rain forest is complete
Giant mountain ash dominate the forest, along with myrtle beech
Along the gullies and waterways the tree ferns spread the wing like fronds
Parks Victoria provide some fantastic interpretation in Victoria’s parks. These two pieces I particularly liked.