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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2021, 01:50:02 PM »

Pimelea sericea  view

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Cushion plants under the walls of Cradle Mountain.


Cushions galore on the face track at Cradle Mountain.  Not to sit on of course, naturally the plant variety incl.  Donatia novae-zelandiae and Pterygopappus lawrencei .

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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2021, 02:07:59 PM »
Pterygopappus lawrencei
Sage cushion plant
An all time favourite of mine which Iíve posted many times before.  Seen here in flower at the base of Cradle Mountain.  A Tasmanian endemic found on most mountains as either a dominant or sub dominant in bolster heath. Small solitary white flower heads in summer.









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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2021, 02:09:34 PM »
more Pterygopappus lawrencei










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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2021, 02:11:17 PM »
To round off Alan's photos from the trip :
 
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The picturesque Dove Lake from the side of Cradle Mountain.

Many thanks, Alan for  sharing your photos!
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2021, 02:32:50 PM »
Really wonderful.  Many thanks Maggi and Alan.
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2021, 02:42:56 PM »
Thanks Ashley, and thanks Maggi for posting.  Hopefully one day we will open up to visitors from overseas again and people can visit this wonderful little island again.

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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2021, 04:51:55 PM »
It was great to see your photographs Alan.  A few years ago I hiked for a few days from Scotts Peak Dam SW further into the national park.  Although it was early winter, frosty and flowers scarce, the plants were really fascinating.  Your photos reminded me to go looking for my own, lurking somewhere on an old hard-drive ;D

Tasmania is magnificent.  In addition to the high country & buttongrass moorland, the old-growth forests in the west are truly stunning.  I hope a way can be found to protect them further because they are unique and irreplaceable.
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2021, 11:50:56 PM »
i agree totally!

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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2021, 11:40:42 AM »
Wonderful pictures thanks to all concerned. Always fancied Tasmania but I'm afraid I'm too old now.
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2021, 12:34:04 PM »
Always fancied Tasmania but I'm afraid I'm too old now.
That is of course rubbish Shelagh! If you have always wanted to do something, you should do it, as soon as pandemic permits....
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2021, 08:46:00 PM »
Fascinating landscape and plants.Most of these plants are quite new to me and probably
impossble to cultivate in our climate.
Many thanks to Maggi and Alan
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2021, 09:43:31 PM »
Everytime I hear of Tasmania think of Eucryphia lucida and the fabulous leather wood honey
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2021, 02:45:28 PM »
Late  in December 2019, Alan made  a trip to trek the  Overland  Trail in Tasmania - I'll add some  photos  from that here too.

Apologies from Maggi - they may be  "out  of  time  order" but I hope you'll get  a  flavour  of the  trail nonetheless.


Hello Tasmania, good to  see you  again!


"Donít think we could of asked for a better forecast on the Overland Track this week considering the last 4+ weeks of snow and blizzards. Fingers crossed it holds out!!"



A forest of Pandaniís, Overland Track December 2019.

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Overland Track December 2019,Looking over Button grass plain

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Reflections on the Overland Track
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2021, 03:20:51 PM »
 

Little Horn looming over the Twisted Lakes at Cradle Mountain. Quite a beautiful scene to soothe the sore leg muscles!


 A good view of Dove Lake from the Face Track on Cradle Mountain.


Moody skies over Barn Bluff on the plateau behind Cradle Mountain.


 Advancing across the alpine plateau towards the Pelion Mountains. Bleak and Beautiful.


 the trail goes on... Looking towards the Pelion mountain range.
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Re: A trip to Tasmania, early 2021
« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2021, 03:24:36 PM »

Barn Bluff peeking over Lake Windermere. 


 I wonder which way the wind blows here 🤔🤔. Near Windermere hut


 Another interesting Eucalyptus shape on the edge of a Button Grass plain near Lake Windermere


The classic view of Mount Oakleigh from Pelion hut across the button grass plain. On the left in the distance you can see Barn Bluff and the slight hump at the base of Mt. Oakleigh is Cradle Mountain. 


Sunset over Mt Oakleigh from Pelion hut posted
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