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Where the Rainforest meets the Sea – Incl The Green Eden Collection

green eden

A Taste of Green Eden – 2min
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Misty mountains, ancient sub-tropical forests, gurgling creeks, waterfalls, friendly wildlife, delicate flowers, breathtaking landscapes, that’s the essence of Australia’s Green Cauldron area around Mt Warning near Byron Bay. But really it could be just about anywhere in the imagination.

morningtide

Morning Tide – 8mins
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Revealing secrets slowly, Mangroves are worthy of closer observation. More than simply salt tolerant vegetation growing in the zone where land and sea mingle, Mangroves are a marvelous bio-diverse community of interrelated plants and animals, birds, flowers and bugs.

pink parrot feast

Pink Parrot Feast – 2mins
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Feisty Rainbow Lorikeets are found wherever there is food – nectar. Pink Euodia, a rainforest tree, is noticed for it’s spectacular, beautifully coloured, abundant flowers. Sugar fuels Lorikeets and by late afternoon they make a raucous commotion – the more they guzzle the louder they become!

rain

Rains at Wanganui – 5min30s
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Atmospheric mists descend to envelope Wanganui Gorge and cue croaking frogs. Trickles dripping from foliage mingle, gathering into pools. Epiphyte Birdsnest and Staghorn Ferns relish elevation perched on branches during a downpour. It’s Wet Season and the Rainforest soaks it all in.

cloud catcher

Cloud Catcher – 5min30s
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Well known landmark, Mt Warning is visible far and wide although often shrouded, sometimes shouldering rainbows. Very shy and rarely encountered, Alberts Lyrebird are at times clearly heard calling from the more impenetrable parts of now world-heritage listed sub-tropical rainforest.

blue fly pool

Blue Dragonfly Pools – 3mins
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Early springtime is mostly dry and the first hot weather blows in from the desert. Upper Coopers Creek still flows and Blue Dragonfly keenly watches everything and skillfully rides variable air currents over placid ripples gurgling between sun-drenched boulders around swaying sedge.

fern creek

Cedar Fern Creek – 8min30s
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Imagine overlooking a lush forested valley with splashing creek in sunny spring. Giant Tree Ferns sprout new clubs and fronds, Red Cedar fresh leaves. Whip Birds call all around hard to see. Birdsnest Ferns under dappled light reveal spores underleaf. A peaceful, perfect afternoon …

many pines

Many Pines- 6mins
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Mysterious, yet seemingly familiar, ancient looking Hoop Pine and Bunyas stand in groves scattered across the landscape and near the waterfall where Crinum Lily flowers around Flame Tree season. Suitable environs for Wallaby and Kookaburra – who always have the last laugh!

wild lemons

Wild Lemons – 5min30s
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Long abandoned, what remains of an orchard and garden near an old grazier’s hut still flowers and feeds countless tiny, stingless native bees. In season, citrus varieties and wild bush lemons offer juicy, refreshing harvest to those who know and favour the tangy taste sensation.

palm gully

Palm Gully – 8min30s
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Sheltered from fierce late winter winds by rugged mountains and ranges, Piccabeen, Cabbage Tree and other Palms proliferate alongside a running watercourse. Cycads botanically quite different grow nearby and Cordulyne Walking Stick Palms thrive in several varieties.

rainbow river

Rainbow Rivers – 7min
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

A late wet persists and blue mists hug ranges through winter. Staghorn Ferns hang over creeks. Snake Orchids flower in spring near Toolum Falls near where the mighty Clarence rises. The Northern Rivers include also the Richmond, Tweed and Wilson. The first people here call it Rainbow Country.

minyon falls

Minyon Falls – 6min
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Eagerly gushing and gurgling down from Pearce’s Mountain, part of the Nightcap Range in the distance, Repentance Creek and White Cockatoo Corella continue their journey, plunging more than 100 meters over Minyon Falls into the rugged rocky deep gorge below.

gum tree

The Gum Tree – 3min
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Characteristically Australian, Eucalyptus is found nearly everywhere in the landscape and is often a busy way-station and focus for bird life business. This Gum Tree in particular features potential nesting hollows for parrots who fly by for inspection in rainbow flashes of colour.

coopers

Pagura Falls – 8min30s
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Arising toward the highest places behind Cape Byron, an unspoilt island of wildness extends to the sky. Sparkling waters cascade into surrounding canyons below. Still a stronghold for Koala, the locals call it ‘cool and windy’ – but this afternoon a special lyrical moment comes alive – literally.

light house tide

Afternoon Tide – 9mins
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

At one time, iron-hulled Steamers now silent just beyond living memory, plied inland waterways linking early pioneer settlements with the coast. Sprawling Mangroves in wide variety offer habitat and feeding grounds for many inhabitants such as Herons ahead of incoming tides.

spoon bill black swamp

Near Black Swamp – 4min30s
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Replenished by early morning showers, freshwater lagoons and swamps tucked inland behind the high-water line host Spoonbill, Umbrella and Ti-Tree. Abundant sweet nectar feeds shy Honey-eaters and feisty Lorikeets and by late afternoon it’s rather raucous around the lighthouse.

dusk peak

Dusk Peak – 4min30s
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Spring colours in late afternoon sun paint the tip of a mountain peak golden while Bush Turkey look for a place to roost for the night. The forest is alive. Katydids and large green Cicada sound off near water streaming into clear pools. Dusk brings the chattering of Flying Foxes.

The Nest
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

It’s spring and the rare and emblematic Durroby Coolamon Tree is in flower. Magpies abound and around humans earn their keep by warbling and singing lyrical songs. The Flame Tree is dressed in spectacular garb. It’s Nesting time and Mother Nature knows what to do.

lillipilli

Lilli Pilli Valley
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

Prolific native Apple and Figs sustenance for secretive giant skink called Land Mullet a harmless frugivore who knows what he likes.

grass tree

Grass Tree Hill – 4mins
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

red kurrajong

Red Kurrajong
Filmed by: Peter Simon, Northern NSW
Music: ‘Nature Sounds’ by Peter Simon

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