Tree-sitter continues mission
MIRANDA Gibson has now been perched 60m about the Florentine forest for more than three months and has remained in news headlines around the world and received a variety of visitors.
Earlier this week she was visited by a class of university students who are studying environmental journalism and was able to speak with them over a walkie-talkie.
Retiring senator and former leader of the Australian Greens, Bob Brown said he was looking forward to visiting Ms Gibson.
‘‘I was glad to hear in his resignation media release he said that now he has more time on his hands he will be looking forward to coming out to visit me and my tree,’’ Ms Gibson said.
‘‘I will very much be looking forward to his visit too.’’
She has faced many challenges, including her first snowfall while on the exposed platform, and she continues to share her experiences on her blog.
‘‘We had all kinds of snow: snow mixed with rain that is more like sludge, light fluffy snow meandering weightlessly through the sky to heavy pelting snow driven at full force by the wind.
‘‘Sometimes the wind swirled the snow, ripping it through the air, it felt like being in the middle of a blizzard. And other times it was so silent and soft,’’ she said on her blog.
The full blog can be found at www.observertree.org