Forests Forever 2015 August 1, 2015 Gathering at the campground before heading out for the dayAnn, a VNPA vollie at the Brown Mt lunch stopOld growth at Brown Mountain Happy walkers in the depths of the old growth at Brown Mountain. — at Errinundra Plateau.The Rainforest Boardwalk. Planned for clearfelling in the early 80s until protesters raised awarenbess of the attrocities happening in east Gippsland. It’s now the centrepiece of the Errinundra National parkView from the top of Wooly Butt Hill overlooking the Brodribb Wilderness in the Errinundra NP.Brown Mountain. She’s sheltered generations of gliders and owls – probably 600 years old.Rainforest botanist, David Cameron explains the wonders a rainforest’s ecology to our group under a giant sassafrasThe track to Wooly Butt hill (Wooly Butt being a name for Alpine Ash)Hundreds of species of beautiful fungi are busily devouring logs and leaves to capture the carbon as soil (rather than as atmospheric pollution when burnt).Hundreds of species of beautiful fungi are busily devouring logs and leaves to capture the carbon as soil (rather than as atmospheric pollution when burnt).Hundreds of species of beautiful fungi are busily devouring logs and leaves to capture the carbon as soil (rather than as atmospheric pollution when burnt).The EEG chefs stirring up a storm – hearty vegan soupChoc mud cake with cream and raspberry sauce – nothing too good at the FF camp kitchen.In the Brown Mountain old growth forests, saved by our court action. This site supports about 5 giants in close proximity plus a mix of other age groups.The ratbag campaigner, the political animal and the botanist. Late arvo sunshine through a young forest.Oscar and friend. Oscar has been coming to Forests Forever since he was a baby.One of the giants in Brown Mountain. She’s sheltered generations of gliders and owls – probably 600 years old. Edge of the wetland at Tea Tree Flat. The path to the sphagnum ‘bog’, Tea Tree Flat. This wetland was where Dr Peter Gell carried out research to show that there had been more stress to this area since logging started than since the last ice-age. The wetland is drying up due to logging in its headwaters outside the park. The extrenely rare Monkey Mint Bush (prostanthera walteri) at the very top of Wooly Butt Hill . Unidentified moth on a Mt Pepper at Tea Tree Flat. Moths play an increadibly important role in the forest ecosystem – from pollination to fuel reduction (larvae eat dry leaf matter) to providing a meal for other animals.Our furthest Forests Forever attendees – from Newcastle – loved the weekend. Mt Tingaringi in the distance.At Errinundra Plateau.The top of Wooly Butt Hill overlooking the Brodribb Wilderness Alison hugs the Rennie tree near Brown Mt creek.he start of the organic farm tour … the goat sheltersSolar array that powers the EEG office. Plus the solar drier to preserve excess summer fruits.The raspbverry and pumpkin patch being overtaken by marigolds.Bonny the big gentle clydesdale.The campsite in Goongerah, at dawn.The Brodribb River at Goongerah camp groundThe Ellery Creek catchment was burnt in the Feb 2014 fire but is starting to recover. It shows how important tree ferns are at cloaking the bare ground while the understory returns.Daughter learning from Dad the fascinating world at ground level. Wooly Butt Hill.Lunch stop at the base of a giant Mountain Grey Gum just up from the Brown Mt Creek and its protective rainforest. Lunch and good company at the Rainforest Boardwalk. — at Errinundra Plateau.Delicate mosses, lichen, liverworts and ferns all help keep the forests verdant and fire-proof. Category Events, Galleries Post navigation Previous: Previous post: This is a winner! Literally!Next: Next post: Victorian Government Thanks Conservationists For Exposing “Disturbing” Logging Practices By Fining Them Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.