Thursday, October 01, 2020  
 
News & Updates
COVID 19 INFORMATION FROM PARKS VICTORIA
18-09-2020 

In regional Victoria, you may take part in any normally allowed exercise or recreational activity, provided physical distancing limits of 1.5 metres are followed and in groups of no more than 10 people. 

You cannot enter an area in metropolitan Melbourne.

While exercising outside you should avoid sharing exercise or activity equipment and bring your own hand sanitizer and other hygiene supplies.


BUSHWALKS AT MOUNT BUFFALO
16-09-2020 
Only the Dixon's Falls and Back Wall walking tracks are still closed after the Bushfires early this year. These tracks are in the process of being repaired and having burnt bridges etc replaced and will be reopened a soon as is practical.

All other walking tracks are open



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LICHENS AND MOSSES

The granite cliffs and boulders of Mount Buffalo appear multi colored and while this is true most of the colors are actually the mosses, lichens and other micro plants that cover the rock. Lichens (while not actually a plant) are found in an amazing range of colors from bright orange through to a range of greens, browns and greys.

Lichens are amazing and were among the first living things to colonize the land and are not actually a single plant but are a symbiotic relationship between a number of living things. A definition of a lichen is

A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a symbiotic relationship. The combined life form has properties that are very different from the properties of its component organisms. Lichens come in many colors, sizes, and forms.

 EXAMPLES OF JUST SOME OF THE AMAZING MOSSES AND LICHENS THAT CAN BE FOUND