The magnificent ferns of Warburton from 100 plus years ago. I know a place in the bush a 30 minute walk from the bush camp not on any tourist brochure and not on any map and with not track to it that has hundreds of ferns like this.
1989 Armstrong Valley Reefton Spur road. I wonder what the view from this vantage point is like now after the 2009 bushfires and the fires there in the last 4 years.
After the 25 mm of rain on Australia day or 1 inch of rain in the old scale everything continues to stay green which is so unusual for late summer and the local wombats are making the most of it.
Protest outside Victorian Premier Dan Andrews's house 16 Glencairn st Mulgrave 12 noon Australia day 2021. Demanding Andrews release the completed investigation into Zhou Jiuming's illegal wombat hunting safari ranch at 707 Murrindindi rd Murrindindi Vic
In 1935 the scouts produced a detailed map of the area surrounding the bush camp and beyond for their Jamboree.
Upriver from the bush camp on a tributary of the Yarra river is the remains of the Yarra Falls shelter hut. This was on a popular walking track from Warburton to Walhalla 100 years ago.
A wombat burrow gets put back into use by a wombat at the bush camp after many years of being dormant.
Many of the properties in 1880 surrounding the bush camp were in the hundreds of acres and now 140 years later they are all much smaller after subdivision. John Kennedy's 259 acres encompassed it and much beyond. November 30th, 2020
The hundreds of fern trees look amazing this time of year. Aged from a few years to a few hundred years old. November 24th, 2020
This afternoon I discovered on the property a giant tree had fallen recently. It was an approximately 80 year old mountain ash ( Eucalyptus regnans ) I haven't measured it yet but it must have been around 50 metres in height. November 20th, 2020
Yarra river Warburton stereo pair photos taken decades ago. Use a stereo viewer to see in 3d. November 18th, 2020
Looks a bit like snow on the trees at the moment with the thousands of tea trees in flower November 18th, 2020
Spotted this blue tongued lizard enjoying the warmth of the morning sun this morning. November 11th, 2020
Found this interesting flight path air photography diagram from 1944. The RAAF flew over the Upper Yarra which includes Armstrong creek, Cambarville and the Upper Yarra catchment which includes Yarra Falls and Five Falls just 5 years after the 1939 fires
There is plenty of forest to explore at the bush camp and surrounds. Do the walk to Mt Donna Buang or Mt Victoria. Seven hours return approximately.
Plenty of water coming out of the several mountain springs at the bush camp. Fill up your 10 or 20 or how ever many litre containers or even a trailer full of this delicious water while camping here.
It's always sad when a forest giant falls at the bush camp. This 40 plus year old Blackwood blew over in a recent windstorm. I remember it when it was a sapling. Enough firewood for a year from the one tree.
It's always sad when a tree falls particularly when you remember it as a sapling over 40 years ago. This blackwood at the bush camp will make a lot of fire wood and kindling October 30th, 2020
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