Fairy Dell Flora Reserve is a nature conservation reserve of special significance to the local area of Bruthen, eastablished in 1984. At 80ha in size, it protects an important area of warm temperate rainforest and is a lovely spot to explore. Old trees are covered in mosses (even in Summer), lovely native orchids bloom in spring, and vines and ferns also dominate the landscape.
Oh with the bizarre return of "high summer" temperatures, and a really dry brown view of our hills to contend with (poor farmers), ice-cream making has returned to lift my spirits while in the kitchen (aircon firmly back on while cooking).
Perhaps one of Gippsland's best kept secrets is the LyreBird Forest Walk in South Gippsland, just outside the township of Mirboo North, which provides stunning walks, natural vegetation and great access for people of all abilities.