Nature provides special events in and around Apollo Bay from time to time, against a backdrop of spectacles equally beautiful and awe-inspiring but perhaps less appreciated because they are available all the time. The photos below could have been taken in and around Apollo Bay virtually anytime in daylight hours. Towering mountain ash in cool … Continue reading Beauty Hiding in Plain Sight – Mountain Ash, Native Birds, Seals, Swell at Little Henty Reef and Blues Slide Guitar riff.
Category: Cool Temperate Rainforest
The Aire River mouth, superb fairy-wren and seabirds
The Aire River is only about 40kms in length. It flows from its point of origin in the Otway Ranges, south east of Beech Forest, through the Great Otway National Park (in which it flows over the Hopetoun Falls). It then winds down through the foothills of the Otways and across the fertile coastal flats … Continue reading The Aire River mouth, superb fairy-wren and seabirds
Snow in the Otways
A strong cold front passed over western Victoria today, bringing gale force winds, rain and hail. It also brought snow down to low elevations. A dusting of snow on the hilltops is a once or twice a year event. Today's snow was more than a dusting and more than I have seen in the area. … Continue reading Snow in the Otways
Lake Elizabeth in the Otway Ranges near Forrest; cool temperate rainforest and a dusky moorhen
Lake Elizabeth in the Otway Ranges (Victoria, Australia) was formed in mid-winter 1952 when the East Branch of the Barwon River was blocked by a landslide. 1952 was an unseasonably wet winter. When the river stopped flowing, a search party was sent upstream and the new naturally formed dam wall and lake were discovered. It … Continue reading Lake Elizabeth in the Otway Ranges near Forrest; cool temperate rainforest and a dusky moorhen
Cool Temperate Rainforest at Maits Rest in the Otways
Pristine cool temperate rainforest at Maits Rest in the Otway Ranges near Apollo Bay in midwinter. Detail on the trunk of an old tree fern. Towering mountain ash A recently fallen myrtle beech.