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Re: Just Add Dinosaur



I've seen a few Bunyas around Southern California, certainly not "wild"ones. There are great places here with cycads, ginkos, Araucaria, ferns etc, but they are often too well kemp. The old growth of a Cretaceous forest must have been mind boggling!

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On Nov 24, 2009, at 11:35 AM, Colin McHenry wrote:

Erik Boehm wrote:
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.


*Dikinsonia* tree ferns???
Isn't that a member of the Ediacaran biota? or is there a tree fern named that too?
Quite a long way from the mesozoic there....



Dicksonia.

I'd agree with Brian's comments about the Otways - they're magnificent. The Bunya Pine stands in S Qld are incredible. Haven't seen the other localities, though, but I'm sure they're pretty good. Given that much of the Australian flora looks so wierd to N. Hemipshere eyes, you could probably film in a lot of places on the continent and create a convincing dinosaur scene.

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Colin McHenry Ph.D.
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School of Engineering (Mech Eng)
University of Newcastle
NSW 2308

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