Yes, it has been a while, but it’s been a good summer busy with good projects. We’ve been especially delighted to see the good press and progress from the Tasmanian chapter of The Tree Projects – have a look and you can see an ultra-high resolution image of one of the world’s largest flowering plants.
Here enclosed please find a quartet of remarkable pieces from four remarkable contributors – all of them friends whose manuscripts have been sitting awaiting attention for several months now.
From the southernmost to the northernmost:
We venture into the dagger-peaks and snowfields of Southern Chile with Cara McGary on a quest for the Patagonian Antarctic Beech tree. These are some of the southernmost trees in the world, and exist in some of the most jaw-dropping wilderness scenery on the planet.
Dan Broun treks off into the wilds of the Southwest into perhaps the most jagged of Tasmania’s quartzite mountains: the Eastern half of the Arthur Range. He brings back a selection of stunning photographs that will, of course, make you look longingly at your bushwalking shoes.
A bit north, in the “Hydro Lake”, we paddle out with solo-kayak-surf-legend-docco-filmmaker Mick Lawrence and have an eerie look at the dead trees in the flooded lands. Last I heard, Mick was out in the wilds of Bathurst Harbour in the farthest Southwest, so perhaps we’ll soon see some footage of that distant land.
And, the well-known natural history writer Don Knowler shares a personal memory of an urban naturalist friend, and describes how a wandering animal reminded him of a suddenly.
We hope you enjoy reading these as much as we enjoyed compiling them!
All the best,