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Forests Forever Easter Ecology Camp 2016

Come and explore East Gippsland's forest giants. Photo: Jude Deland

Come and explore East Gippsland's forest giants. Photo: Jude Deland

 

Published 22 February 2016

Expert ecologists will be your guiding lights at this year's four-day Forests Forever Easter Ecology Camp, a chance to explore the giant old trees and magical wildlife of East Gippsland.

The camp is held in a small farming settlement called Goongerah, about 70km north of Orbost and nestled between the Snowy and Errinundra national parks.

 

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Wake up to bird song along the Brodribb River, discover the lushness of rainforests and hidden, moss-lined streams, and be awed by massive trees that were growing before Shakespeare was born.

 

Your guides

Over four days (25-28 March) tour leaders with years of experience in the forests of this region will help you explore rainforests, search for giant trees, spotlight for nocturnal wildlife and help with threatened species surveys.

A regular well-known personality is botanist 'Sir' David Cameron. His boundless enthusiasm and knowledge of the plants and history of East Gippsland enthrals his audience.

If you walk with David be ready for information overload. David also brings his famous rainforest slide show to explain every fascinating aspect of the living rainforest ecosystem. This show is presented under the marquee with Yellow-bellied Gliders calling from the trees above.

Another guide is long-time resident and outspoken conservationist Jill Redwood. She coordinates Environment East Gippsland and is another raconteur of the walks.

Jill will explain the environmental and European history of the region. As these forests have also provided the logging industry with wood for many decades, the results of forest management on the ecology and biodiversity of these areas are also explained.

 

How to book

Visit the Environment East Gippsland website for everything you need to know about the weekend and how to book your spot.