The Darebin Parklands is a stunning example of thirty-three hectares of regenerated bushland, with indigenous vegetation, echidna, lizards, snakes, possums, flying foxes and more than fifty bird species. The biodiversity of the Darebin Creek is not obvious at first. Walking along the creek the signs of careful planting by the rangers and Friends of Darebin Parklands becomes obvious with healthy clumps of native grasses and blooming wattles.
The artwork in the last photo is called "The Nest", and it was made by artists David Bell and Gary Tippett from recycled materials. The Parklands are a beautiful green, open space close to the City and al the better for us as they are within walking distance of our home.
This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme,
and also part of the Friday Greens meme.