We decided to take the long way home from Perisher and drove the Snowy Mountains Highway through the Kosciusko National Park to Tumut.
Normally this is a sensationally beautiful drive, windy roads through dense luscious bush. The Kosciusko National Park was one of the many victims of last years devastating bushfires however the drive now could reduce you to tears.
Mother nature is trying to push back with wild green growth and radical little bouquets sprouting from black charred trunks.
Kosciuszko National Park provides habitat for two species of corroboree frog (critically endangered), the alpine she-oak skink (endangered), broad-toothed rat (vulnerable) and stocky galaxias (a critically endangered native fish), among other threatened species.
As the climate has warmed, the cool mountain habitat of these species is shrinking; bushfires have decimated a lot of what was left. Feral horses now threaten to destroy the remainder.
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