Hey there! I’m so excited to be talking about the wonderful Lake Como in Italy. Rainy days can sometimes put a damper on our plans, but when we’re talking about Lake Como, it couldn’t be more of an exception. I certainly don’t mind the rain falling from the sky here as you gaze out over this gorgeous lake and its rolling hillsides. In this blog post, I’ll discuss why it’s still worth visiting even during the rainy season and all of the incredible things you can do on this breathtaking Italian lake. Let’s get started!
Description of Lake Como Rainforest
The Lake Como Rainforest is located in northern Queensland, Australia. It is a large rainforest system stretching over 10,000 hectares and encompassing four distinct forest types: dry eucalyptus forest, wet sclerophyll forest, mesic vine thicket and mangrove swamp. The area boasts an extraordinary array of biodiversity with 500 species of plants including several endemic to the region as well as 215 bird species and 41 mammal species. This rich diversity makes the area one of the most important places for conservation in Australia.
The Biodiversity Of The RainforestThe abundant animal life includes 13 rare or threatened mammals such as the spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), rufous rat-kangaroo (Aepyprymnus rufescens) and short-eared possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Endangered bird species include southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius), beach stone-curlew (Esacus magnirostris) and yellowchat honeyeater (Eopsaltria australis). The variety of plants found here are equally diverse with more than 500 identified species including many rainforest specialties such as tree ferns, palms, gums, wattles and grass trees. Additionally there are 27 Aboriginal plant use sites which showcase traditional uses for local flora by Indigenous Australians.
Threats To Lake Como RainforestDespite its significance to nature conservation efforts there have been increasing threats to this precious ecosystem due to expansion into previously undisturbed areas via logging operations or from agricultural activities like grazing livestock or clearing land for crops. Other threats posed by human activity include illegal hunting practices which has caused declines in some native populations particularly birds or feral animals such as pigs which can cause significant damage through their rooting habits making them difficult predators to control without direct intervention from humans.