Tuesday, 7 July 2015

AT THE PARKLANDS

The Darebin Parklands straddle Alphington and Ivanhoe, approximately 10 kilometres northeast of the City of Melbourne, and they are a district park covering an area of 33 hectares. Darebin Creek flows through the Parklands, to join the Yarra River, at Alphington. The Darebin Parklands are highly regarded for its social, recreation, education, conservation, water quality management, cultural and heritage values.

There is a wealth of native vegetation, with many eucalypts, wattles and a variety of shrubs. The Parklands have a rich history as the homeland of the Wurundjeri Willam people and for cattle and sheep grazing, orchard and market garden use post European settlement. The odd introduced tree can still be found amongst the native flora.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme.




5 comments:

  1. These are wonderful shots though I can't pick out the odd introduced tree from the native trees. The walkway is rich in history as you have so kindly described. I hope the odd introduced tree doesn't cause problems like most things that are transplanted inappropriately do. Wonderful pictures, Nick ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  2. Inviting shots...http://lauriekazmierczak.com/spikey-sentinel/

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  3. I´d like to visit this pace too. On my visit last September we did not go that far south.
    I have an image from Queensland on my photoblog this week :)

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  4. My favourite in the series is the last one Nick. Such a beautiful natural setting.

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  5. Beautiful images of the parklands. Looks like a lovely place for a walk! Enjoy your day!

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