Kosciuszko National Park

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Kosciuszko National Park

SeasonsThere are lots of great things waiting for you in Kosciuszko National Park during the seasons:SpringSpring is a great time for bushwalking as the wildflowers come into bloom in some areas and the days are not too hot.Summer In summer there’s alpine wildflowers in bloom and a wealth of special student excursions to join including climbing Mt Kosciuszko, bush banquets, learning about conservation and Aboriginal heritage.

Mountain Pygmy PossumThe mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus) is a small, mouse-sized (45g) nocturnal marsupial of Australia found in dense alpine rock screes and boulder fields, mainly southern Victoria and around Mount Kosciuszko. At almost 14 cm, its prehensile tail is longer than its 11 cm combined head and body length. Its diet consists of insects (such as the Bogong Moth), fleshy fruits, nuts, nectar and seeds. This possum is the only extant species in the Burramys genus. It is also the only Australian mammal restricted to alpine habitat. Three geographically isolated populations are known to exist, at Mount Buller (Victoria) (discovered in 1996), Mount Bogong – Mount Higginbotham and Kosciuszko National Park.

Seasons Continued...Autumn Autumn is perfect for getting an adrenaline charge before winter—on your mountain bike. Boating and fishing activities are also great before the water gets cold again for winter.Winter Stay at the ski resorts at Perisher, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass for skiing and snowboarding adventures in the beauty of the snow mountains.

Wild Horse Management PlanThis Management plan was realeased to the media on the 20th of june, although it did take two years disscusion with the Kosciuszko National Park Community. It was sent out because the wild brumbies where destroying Native Australian Plants and caused erosion. This happens because of their hard hooves. It happens more often because the numbers are out of control.

Corroboree FrogThe corrobore frog main diet includes; beetles, mites, ants and larvae. However, as tadpoles they also tend to eat algae and other small things. Corroboree frogs where the first vertebrates discovered that produce their own poison alkaloid. The alkaloid is secreted from the skin as a defence against predation, and potentially against skin infections by microbes. The unique alkaloid produced has been named pseudo-phrynamine

HistoryThe Snowy Mountains region is thought to have had Aboriginal occupation for some twenty thousand years, though harsh winter weather made habitation of the snow country impossible. Large-scale inter-tribal gatherings were held in the High Country during summer for collective feasting on the Bogong moth.High-country stockmen followed, using the Snowy Mountains for grazing during the summer months. Banjo Paterson's famous poem The Man From Snowy River recalls this era. In the 19th century, gold was mined on the high plains near Kiandra. At its height, this community had a population of about 4,000 people. It was here that Skiing in Australia commenced around 1861. Since the last resident left in 1974, Kiandra has become a ghost town of ruins and abandoned diggings. The Kosciuszko National Park came into existence as the National Chase Snowy Mountains on 5 December 1906. In 1944, this became the Kosciuszko State Park, and then the Kosciuszko National Park in 1967.

Cultural SignificanceThere are many different cultural significance's such as Kiandra, which is renowed for skiing it had it's 150th birthday in 2011. There is also bulloks hut whicch is a hut that has been there for a long time. Another building is Currango Homestead which has four bedrooms and can fit nine people. This is only to name a few of the many Cultral Significance of Kosciuszko National Park.


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