Melbourne regularly ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities but it’s not just hipsters and other humans who find the temperate climate of Melbourne so habitable. Despite the industrial, commercial and residential development that comes with being in a big city, Melbourne is still home to many species of Australian native animals, as well as some introduced animals that have been naturalised here.
Retention and growth of bushland and other green areas in Melbourne is very important for wildlife, along with the trees’ ability to provide cooling summer shade and healthy, breathable air. The Darebin Parklands is just one of these oases of green in metropolitan Melbourne and is home to many native and introduced species of wildlife.
Carnivores in the Parklands include such animals as snakes and other reptiles, foxes, feral cats, and birds. I have often seen evidence of the remnants of the meals of these predators, and occasionally have caught sight of them.
This post is part of the Mosaic Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme,
and also part of the Macro Monday meme.