Alpine Gems of Southland, South Island, New Zealand – Part 2

Sun, 2019-01-13 12:18 -- gsparrow
13 Jan
Dave Toole
  Gentianella bellidifolia

The main divide in Fiordland separates the drier eastern ranges from the very wet western ones. In Part 1 of this article in the previous issue, travel was from the coast around Dunedin up to the main divide. On the western side we find extremely wet habitats with rainfall that can reach almost 300 inches a year!

 

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