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,
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!ReplyDelete
What a lovely creek! Your photos are excellent - almost like being there!ReplyDelete
O my goodness this is magnificent!ReplyDelete
Oh my these place is awesome. Love it. Thanks for linking Water World Wednesday.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful place to explore.ReplyDelete
green and beautiful. How many fishes did you catch? ;-)ReplyDelete
Ah, Ajeya... The only things I shoot are photos with my camera and what I catch are fleeting moments. :-)ReplyDelete
Congrats Nick. I can't say that I know Darebin Creek. It look so picturesque. That first photo is beautiful. Bravo.ReplyDelete
The water must be cool !ReplyDelete
is there any fish here? beautiful trees.ReplyDelete
i love how you captured the movement of water.
at least some attempts are rehab are happening at this wild and wet waterway.....ReplyDelete
Love those creek pictures -- I can almost feel the water rushing along! Your winter looks pretty green -- (the kind I like).ReplyDelete
A lot of beautiful pictures!ReplyDelete
looks refreshing! :)ReplyDelete
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Great captures Nick and looks like a wonderful spot to have close to your home.ReplyDelete
very nice place. Have a great week. :)ReplyDelete