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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fulton Rd Wetlands - Blackburn South


Photos of May 23, 2017.

Wurundjeri Walk is a linear park of 20 hectares extending between Middleborough and Blackburn Roads in Blackburn South.

The park is made up of the following parks and reserves:

Orchard Grove Reserve – including a “Rain Garden” or water quality biofilter
Wilkes Place Link
Hurter / Finch Street Links
The Wurundjeri Wetlands (on Fulton Reserve, corner of Indra and Fulton Roads).

Wurundjeri Walk is named after the Wurundjeri Clan, the Koori people who lived in this area prior to white settlement. The park is a major district park with a balance of recreation facilities in a natural setting.

The Wurundjeri Wetlands, completed in 2001, enhance the recreational values of the park with the creation of an attractive habitat for water birds. During 2008 another wetland feature was added – a Rain Garden or Biofilter – which is near the corner of Fulton Road and Samuel Street. The Rain Garden treats local storm water by filtering water through a porous sand medium planted with wetland plants. 

There are walking paths, seats and viewing points from which the visitor can overlook the wetlands, observe the birds and admire the indigenous trees e.g. Red Stringybark, Yellow Box, Long-leaf Box, Swamp Gum, Sweet Bursaria and Swamp Paperbark plus many other grasses, tufties and shrubs indigenous to Whitehorse.

Bird species sighted in the wetlands include the White-faced Heron, Pied Cormorant, Straw-necked Ibis, Black Duck, Black-fronted Dotterell and Australian Wood Duck.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dandenong Police Paddocks - Woodland Walk


😲 Photos of May 2, 2017, starting at the junction of Brady Rd and Greenbank Avenue. The route followed Greebank Avenue, Belair Avenue, the Woodland Walk and the Nerre Nerre Warren picnic ground.

The 7th Australian Scout Jamboree was held in this bushland area from Dec 30 1964 to Jan 10 1965. 16,000 scouts from Australia, Asia and the Pacific attended.
 

















Sunday, May 21, 2017

Churchill National Park - Stonemason's Track




🙋 Photos taken May 20, 2017, on a 3 km hike along the Bayview and Stonemason Tracks in the eastern end of the Park. Starting point was the gate on the perimeter fence, just off Churchill Park Drive.

Features of interest included:

  • The usual families of kangaoos
  • The intersection of the syphon pipe of the disused Dandenong Aqueduct
  • The eastern end of Syphon Track
  • The remains of the small quarry, used for supply of granite stone to Melbourne
  • The remains of the brick/stone outlet adjacent to the quarry, used for taking excess water into a channel
  • Beautiful views of the Park across the Lagoon Valley
  • Granite outcrops


























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