Nature Euphoria

sharing adventure and sustainability

 

Nature Euphoria seeks to inspire adventure, appreciation, and care for nature and sustainable living.  Follow Leigh’s journey as he explores the world and shares stories about nature, adventure, and sustainability! 

 

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I would like to acknowledge and pay my respect to all the traditional custodians of this country. I would also like to acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded, and to extend my gratitude for your protection of this land.

About Leigh Redding and Nature Euphoria

Leigh is on a journey; born in the rivers and mountains. Meandering through the late Anthropocene and wandering from billabongs to concrete jungles, exploring the amazing planet we call our home; Earth. Leigh is an adventurer, naturalist and environmentalist with the desire to share the amazing places he goes, engage with the incredible people he meets along the way, and spread a message of sustainable living and adventure through connecting to the natural world around us. 

Leigh is an outdoor educator and wilderness guide by trade. He created Nature Euphoria as a means to reach out to communities, share and build ideas of sustainability and a culture of creating experiences which connects us back to the natural world. 

My Blog

Read about my adventures, thoughts and environmental issues here.

Spring paddling

Spring paddling

The snow melts and rain falls on the tops of ancient mountains, the rivers surge with water slowly tumbling boulders down. Friends gather and float on the bubbling, turbulent water, seeking adventure and enjoyment as they glide between rocks and over drops, descending mountains on a road of gushing fluid.

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Precious Plastic – Turning waste into useful products

Precious Plastic – Turning waste into useful products

Over many years, I have found myself spending lots of time in nature, paddling down flowing rivers, climbing mountainous ranges, exploring incredible forests, and toiling along coastlines. I have noticed the fingerprints of modern human society creep, even into the most remote regions. The urban sprawl, land clearing, roads, and pollution are evidence of our contemporary cultures. Rare is it to venture to a place that human impact is little-noticed, and the most common and truly disappointing sign is plastic pollution.

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The Headwaters of the journey

The Headwaters of the journey

After an unintended intermission from my backyard to sea journey, I am now preparing to set out again. Paddling from my hometown of Yea to the ocean, meandering down the Yea, Goulburn, and Murray rivers.

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In the Otways

In the Otways

Within Victoria, there is a place where the forest meets the sea. A never ending road snakes along the coastline of the Southern ocean, giant waves crashing in full view as you wind your way along the edge of an ancient patch of forest. Once connected to the Tasmanian forests pre mainland separation over 11,000 years ago, this place instantly captures your attention. The Otways is a unique place, where you can be driving through the belly of the rainforest, and then pop out over a ridgeline and see in clear view down to the sea’s horizon. 

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Misty Mountain Forest – Toolangi – Alana Mountain

Misty Mountain Forest – Toolangi – Alana Mountain

A 28k adventure began. Slowly meandering through Toolangi forest, with nothing but time and laughter, wet mountain ash bark stood starkly, like ribbons of colours, gentle jades, browns, slivered silvers, oranges and tans against the bright greens of the fern gullies and mosses creeping across fallen trees, entangled in an understorey alive with fungi and content rainforest critters. 

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A break in the journey

A break in the journey

After a few days of resting and contemplation by the river, I had some big decisions to make. With a broken canoe and stage three restrictions coming into place (to prevent the spread of COVID-19) the potential to continue my paddle journey down the rivers was dwindling.

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Southern Island Nature – Forests

Southern Island Nature – Forests

he diversity of green is beyond words and the combination of ferns, mosses, fungi, sassafras, celery top, and vines mosaic the understory cathedral. In the old growth of the Tarkine, you feel small, yet so connected to the world around, this truly natural place is worth more than wood chips!  

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