Sunday, August 18, 2019  
 
News & Updates
GREAT SNOW AT MOUNT BUFFALO
13-08-2019 
We finally have great snow after four days of snow falls. The Parks Victoria rangers will be out grooming the cross country ski trails and toboggan runs - This week and next weekend will be an amazing time to Visit Mount Buffalo as a snow covered Winter Wonderland. (Check out the Dingo Dell snow cam as well)

CHAINS AT MOUNT BUFFALO
11-07-2019 
Chains must be carried to Mount Buffalo and fitted as directed until further notice (Normally all of 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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BOGONG MOTH

Bogong Moths are well known in south-eastern Australia for their mass migration in spring to over summer in alpine regions such as Mount Buffalo

The Bogong Moth is native to Australia. The common name comes from Bogong High Plains region in the Victorian Alps. They are a small moth about 5 cm long but congregate in huge masses in caves and cracks at locations such as the horn where they can be viewed after dark as they swarm out into the night air in their millions

During winter, Bogongs feed inland as black cutworms on seedlings of wide-leafed plants in Northern locations ranging from southern Queensland to South Australia. During spring, they fly south to south-eastwards, to high altitude regions such as Buffalo. They then migrate north to breed as their larvae can't tolerate cold conditions.

A good video on the life cycle of this Insect can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7w44Ka0xXI&feature=youtu.be


Moth

Moths in huge mass in crevesse in boulder jumbles