Capricorn Caves is committed to the conservation of the local environment. Our location encompasses some unique habitats, which includes a special type of dry rainforest called Semi-Evergreen Vine Thicket. This habitat is critical to the survival of many native flora and fauna, including the threatened cave fern and ghost bat. Unfortunately, due to the destructive […]
Capricorn Caves is home to the endangered fern Tectaria devexa
The staff are very passionate about conserving this beautiful fern and have untaken a massive fern planting project.
Tectaria devexa var devexa is a small fern growing in very thin pockets of soil on the cave walls where there is enough sunlight and water.
Although it is widely distributed […]
Mycorrhizal Fungi -The hidden world beneath our feet
Did you know that our collective future could well depend on our coming to understand the role fungi plays in our environment?
Mycorrhizae (pronounced my-co-RIZ-ee) are defined as fungi that grow in association with the roots of a plant in a symbiotic relationship. Mycorrhizae manage the “underground economy”, making […]
Fungi is not something we learn much about in school, if anything at all. Even in an Environmental Science degree you do not delve deep into the wonderful and complex world of fungi. Throughout human history, there has always been a connection and understanding of fungi, some of this knowledge is only just starting to […]