But there's a reason for the last. There aren't many trees in Tyto worth hugging and almost no standouts of any species. It's slowly being regenerated but decades of misuse and neglect will take decades to repair.
The dominant guavas and tulip trees face the axe (and poison) but such weeds don't lie down and die without a huge fight.
Construction of a major new lagoon and boardwalk system close to the information centre has just begun. This year's major replanting effort also shifted the focus away from the main lagoon and closer to the info building. (Many tourists will not, or can not, walk the kilometre to the main lookout.)
So, having made some of my many excuses, here's a look at Tyto, but without much chocolate box (for that, go to July posts).
Scleria (Razor grass) in front of hide. Manmade treed island to north.
The dreaded tulip tree - multiply by thousands - with Helmeted Friarbird.