Perched on the edge of the unfrozen world, Tasmania faces towards Antarctica. We feel the wind whip up along the Roaring 40s and remind us of its presence. Cara from In Our Nature Guiding Services has brought back a portfolio of the wild birds, the wild ocean, and the wild ice. Enjoy!
Cara is a qualified biologist (B.S. Aquatic Biology, M.S. Biology) with over twelve years of experience working in ecology and wildlife biology. She has worked extensively in Redwood National Park in Northern California, the outback of Western Australia, and the jungles of Papua New Guinea. When not working, she can usually be found watching wildlife dramas unfold from the lens of a scope, hiking among wildflowers, or enjoying long vistas from a mountain top. In the winter, she sometimes migrates south to support scientific research with the US Antarctic Program at McMurdo Station. You can find her doing year-round private nature tours at Yellowstone National Park.
The Southern Beech trees are found across Tasmania, onto the mainland and New Zealand, and in the southern parts of the Americas. In the southernmost region of South America – Patagonia – this genus of trees grows in harsh and demanding conditions. These are amongst the southernmost forests on Earth at more than 50 degrees south latitude.
Like the Tasmanian alpine tanglefoot beech, these Chilean forests put on a spectacular show in autumn. They are so far away, yet somehow so familiar…