Bliss Forest Walk
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by Kristen   
Friday, 26 April 2013
Walking along a Bliss Forest path (Photographer: Kristen)Surrounding the Youth Centre and north of Town Hall is Bliss Forest, home to porcupines and many birds. Early on Sunday morning we were led by the Bliss steward Dominik on a walk through the forest. The area faces its own share of road controversies as Aurovilians work out how best to continue building the city. Which should take precedent of the galaxy plan, Master Plan, or existing features is a perennial question. As we walked we learned a bit about the biodiversity of the place, and efforts to clear the wood brought down by Cyclone Thane.

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Dominik shows an old road through Bliss Forest (Photographer: Kristen) Group discusses the future of the forest (Photographer: Kristen) Fallen leaves act as a natural weed suppressant (Photographer: Kristen) Among a small grove of TDEF trees (Photographer: Kristen) Small groves of native trees create their own microclimates (Photographer: Kristen) Porcupine quills found near a porcupine den (Photographer: Kristen)