Forest Glen Tea Gardens, Tasmania.

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Subject: Forest Glen Tea Gardens, Tasmania.
From: Scouler <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 17:51:44 +1100
Bruce Cox, Bob Way, John Duranti and I have just returned from a
successful and enjoyable birding trip to Tasmania.

In the course of the trip we sought to visit the Forest Glen Tea
Gardens, south of Devonport on the B14 road to Sheffield. FGTG is cited
at p. 30 of Thomas and Thomas as a great place to see Swift Parrots and
most of the Tasmanian endemics. We found that the Tea Gardens are no
longer functioning and that the property is no longer open to the
public. I thought this worth mentioing on birding-aus, as there are no
doubt some birders who, like us, still make use of Thomas and Thomas,
and because I have not seen any other reference to the current status of
Forest Glen.

As some consolation for missing out at FG, we visited the Tasmanian
Arboretum, a few kilometres away on Old Tramway Road (which runs off
Melrose Road off B14) We found six of the Tasmanian endemics there,
including Dusky Robins (but no Swift Parrots).

Colin Scouler.

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