Wednesday, 25 July 2012

DAREBIN CREEK, FAIRFIELD

Darebin Creek rises on Melbourne’s northern outskirts and travels through rural landscapes before entering urban and industrial areas as the creek flows towards Melbourne.  The creek has been heavily modified and environmental values are low. However, some threatened flora and fauna species such as growling grass frog are present and the recent building of fishways on several barriers have improved the ability of native fish, such as common galaxias and shortfinned eel to move through the creek. The extensive network of bike paths, parks and reserves, as well as Aboriginal and European heritage, contribute to a high social value. Risks include poor water quality, poor quality streamside zone, flow stress and the presence of exotic fish.

We are lucky to live close to the Darebin Parklands, through which the Creek flows and where these wintry photographs were taken recently during one of our customary walks there.

This post is part of Kim's Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of Susan's Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of Nature Footsteps Waters meme.









18 comments:

  1. Oh, I do love creeks like this one! And what terrific captures, Nick! I can almost hear the rush of the water! Superb! Have a great day!

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  2. What a lovely creek! Your photos are excellent - almost like being there!

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  3. O my goodness this is magnificent!

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  4. Oh my these place is awesome. Love it. Thanks for linking Water World Wednesday.

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  5. Nick, you are so privileged in living near a waterway like that. And i envy Australia in preserving their landscape so well, i envy people living there. It is the first country i went to abroad, and after so many trips elsewhere, it is still my favorite.

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  6. What a wonderful place to explore.

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  7. green and beautiful. How many fishes did you catch? ;-)

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  8. Ah, Ajeya... The only things I shoot are photos with my camera and what I catch are fleeting moments. :-)

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  9. Congrats Nick. I can't say that I know Darebin Creek. It look so picturesque. That first photo is beautiful. Bravo.

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  10. is there any fish here? beautiful trees.
    i love how you captured the movement of water.

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  11. at least some attempts are rehab are happening at this wild and wet waterway.....

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  12. Love those creek pictures -- I can almost feel the water rushing along! Your winter looks pretty green -- (the kind I like).

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  13. A lot of beautiful pictures!

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  14. looks refreshing! :)

    Dropping by from Water World Wednesday…Sailing

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  15. Great captures Nick and looks like a wonderful spot to have close to your home.

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  16. very nice place. Have a great week. :)


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