20 September 2010

Spring in the high heath

Bogs, granite, impenetrable bush and miniature forests, in the high heath of Mt Bushwalker, Morton National Park. And on this rare day, a sky as white as paper.

An intimate look at the Astroloma humifusum
'Ground Berry' or 'Cranberry Heath'
How many varieties are there? No one knows.

Cladia retipora 'Coral lichen' or 'Snow lichen'
While anyone looking at this would think 'coral', see Marilyn Harris' gorgeous portrait of the snowy white varieties that live in Tasmania.

Bog-standard lichen on granite
Each growth makes its own landscape.

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