Sunday, July 21, 2019  
 
News & Updates
Cafe closed 22 and 23 July
21-07-2019 
Dingo Dell Cafe, the Day Shelter (and the Ski School shop) will be closed Monday 22 and Tuesday 23rd July to give the staff a well earned break after the busy school holidays. Reopening Wednesday 24th July. There are toilets available at Cresta Valley and the Cathedral Car Park.

CHAINS AT MOUNT BUFFALO
11-07-2019 
Chains must be carried to Mount Buffalo until further notice (Normally all of July and August). Chains are required when there is snow forecast below 1600 metres and / or the roads have ice or snow cover - There are daily updates by Parks Victoria provided to ski hires etc and we provide detailed visitor snow and weather info on our Face Book page.


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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