Killarney National Park


Epiphytes are plants growing on plants. Seen here are mosses and ferns. Mosses also cover the boulders on the ground. Both pictures were taken in the immediate vicinity of Torc Waterfall where the moisture content of the air is unusually high. Yet much of Killarney National Park, where precipitation ranges from 1500 mm at lake level to over 3000 mm in the higher reaches of the mountains, shows rainforest characteristics.