Tuesday, September 26, 2017  
 
News & Updates
MOUNT BUFFALO SPRING SNOW CONDITIONS
25-09-2017 
The snow is melting fast but Cresta still has enough snow for snow play and sightseeing or even a toboggan run or two.
We will keep you informed of conditions with
regular weather and snow updates that can be found at
https://www.facebook.com/VisitMountBuffalo/. . The drive up the Mountain in spring is "Wattles and Waterfalls" and you may see lyrebirds on the side of the road in early morning. 

There are also spectacular views of the Alps from the Gorge and Dingo Dell lookouts while our walking tracks are a great way to see our waterfalls, granite pinnacles, snow plains and forests. So spoil yourself and "Visit Mount Buffalo" this spring.

LAKE CATANI WINTER CAMPING CLOSED
15-07-2017 
Camping at Lake Catani camping ground is now closed until the Melbourne Cup weekend - there is still outstation ski/hike in camping at Rocky Creek and Mount McLeod


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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