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RE: Just Add Dinosaur
Coupla Aussie sites
Dense forest habitats =
1. Victorian temperate rainforests (eg. the Otways) - wonderful otherworldy
Nothofagus trees, incredible giant Dickinsonia tree ferns and a dense
understory of diverse smaller ferns. Babbling brooks and scenic waterfalls.
2. Excellent old-Gondwanan forests in Tasmania.
3. Bunya Pine forests in southern Queensland - massive Araucaria pines that
look at least 7 times cooler than the same old Chilean monkey puzzles.
4. Fraser Islan... oh crap... thats already been done to death in WWD and
Prehistoric Park - scratch that.
Dry habitat =
Banksia swampland on Swan Coastal Plains (Perth, WA) - winter months if you
don't want too many angiosperms in shot. The angiosperm trees (Banskias,
Nuytsias - a 10m tall parasitic mistletoe, Woollybush) don't look like your
stereotypical angiosperm trees. Dense bracken ferns. Huge stands of Macrozamia
Lotsa great central Australian sites as well - Mulga stands on soils too
infertile for much grass. Chenopod scrublands.
Can supply photos (of Victoria, sw WA and Central Oz) if required.
From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu on behalf of David Krentz
Sent: Tue 11/24/2009 4:17 PM
To: DML List
Subject: Just Add Dinosaur
Has there ever been a place you've visited, or looked at in a book
or have watched on TV where all it needed to complete the picture was
What are the paces in the world that look just like a slice of the
Mesozoic ? TV documentaries keep using the same old places-Chile, New
Zealand, etc. Is there anything else out that
has taken your imagination back to a place millions of years ago?
What are great places for the Jehol? Wessex? Dinosaur Park?
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