Author Archives: John Mc

Park News – November, 2018

Good Rains at Last! Last November, our monthly news was headed with an article titled “Recent High Rainfall Events”.  We said “We’ve recently had some large rainfall events after what has been (generally) a prolonged dry spell“.  Well, this year … Continue reading

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Park News – October, 2018

Spring Bird Survey We were treated to a fabulous day for this year’s Spring Bird Survey on Saturday, 6th October – with clear blue skies highlighting the birds’ colours, no wind and warmish weather. The results are available here – … Continue reading

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Park News – September, 2018

Spring has Sprung! Now that Spring has sprung at last, it’s breeding time for many bird species in our park.  Some, such as our wood ducks, need hollows, others build nests in trees and some have more peculiar habits – … Continue reading

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Park News – August, 2018

Blackburn Creeklands Advisory Committee Wins Deakin Award The Deakin Community Awards recognise “our unsung local community leaders and volunteers who generously give their time and energy to make our community a better place to live” within the federal seat of … Continue reading

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Park News – July, 2018

Shepherd’s Delight ? Ruth captured this interesting sky on the evening of 3rd July taken from Kalang Oval.  Proverbially, a red glow at dusk is an indication that the next day will be fine and sunny – great weather for … Continue reading

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Park News – June, 2018

Deepest Dark Winter! The dark days of winter are upon us – as Ruth’s rather evocative shot of a Tawny Frogmouth at night shows. The good news is that we’ve already passed the shortest day this year! Committee Membership In … Continue reading

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Park News – May, 2018

Our long dry spell has finally broken! Ruth’s photo shows a recently showered, suitably smiling and refreshed King-parrot in the park.  Our park’s plants have benefited from a good drink and the park is looking noticeably greener and happier!  The … Continue reading

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