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Discovery

Posted by graham berry on Monday, April 11, 2011, In : Memories 
We had slid and stumbled and fallen and scrambled and shuffled and grasped and scratched our way what seemed like all afternoon.  We'd sniffed the cold air till our noses ran; there were twigs in our socks and scratches on our hands, but it was worth it.  The steep bank we had just negotiated levelled just enough to reveal the treasure we had unwittingly stumbled upon.  It might as well have been Shangri La itself, we didn't care it was probably listed on any map you buy in a supermarket, it ...
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Old Trees

Posted by graham berry on Thursday, April 7, 2011, In : Trips 
Saw these Antarctic Beech trees earlier today at Springbrook National Park.  I had some work on the outskirts of the park and couldn't resist a quick look in....excuse the (not so) great quality of the pictures...was stuck only with a phone.

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These Antarctic Beech (Nothofungas moorei) are ancient remnants of the long lost continent Gondwana.  Preferring cooler climbs they are isolated to a very limited population in southern NSW and here in the Gold Coast Hinterland.  They can grow up to 50m in...
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