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A Reptile Trip to Flinder’s Island, Tasmania.

by on Sep.29, 2012, under Birds, Fauna, Information, Invertebrates, Location, Mammals, Reptiles, Tasmania

A Trip to Flinder’s Island, Tasmania.

Simon Watharow

Typical heathland habitat for Flinders Island.

Flinders Island lies to the north east of Tasmania and has a surface area of 1376km sq. It lies in the region known as the Furneaux Group, which includes the well Known Mt. Chappell Island, but other islands exist Clarke Island and Cape Barren Island. Roughly 950 people live on Flinders Island and agriculture and fishing are the two employment opportunities. Weather patterns in the Flinders Island are generally mild. Rainfall is heaviest in the winter months may to October and range from 600mm to 800mm in the central hills. The mean minimum temperatures for July are 6.0 degrees and the mean maximum in February is 22.5degrees.  Winds are predominantly westerlies, which may blow for several days particularly late winter and early spring. The coastal waters and Bass Strait are subject to variable winds and high seas.

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