Forests Forever Ecology Camp 2016 – Kuark Forests October 5, 2016 Contemplating their future …?After walking deep into Kuark’s rich old growth forests, Ed shares their amazing wonders, their rare plants and animals and why they should never be logged.Mother Nature – landscape gardener extraordinaire.Another giant stands solid in this wet forest.Old Growth does not exclude the young recruitment trees – as any healthy community would.A fallen giant, after hundreds of years of hosting gliders and owls, now hosts moss and fungi.The fern-strewn hillslope. Tree ferns create a micro-climate under the forests canopy, keeping the soil cool and damp.The misty damp weather made the green colours super vivid and fresh.Oh strewth – another Bertha!The ground ‘litter’ that the government tells us must be incinerated in their burns, if kept damp and cool is quickly digested by the forest ecosystem – Lyrebirds and bandicoots dig and scratch, fungi digests, moth larvae eat the dry euc leaves, termites and ants work their magic…Sadly nearer the road, there was evidence of past logging where giant trees were easily felled and loaded. And lastly – what could become of these magical and ancient forests unless the citizen scientists and GECO can find rare species and EEG can have VicForests in the Supreme Court! Category Events, Galleries, News Topics Kuark Forests Post navigation Previous: Previous post: Native forests are worth more unlogged, so why are we still cutting them down?Next: Next post: The CEO of VicForests bails out Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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.