My place in time #19
Something that was here 20 years ago.
It used to be a council sandstone quarry used for building the saleyards and local roads and streets. In 1991 a committee was formed to create this wonderful wetland.The water comes from the natural water table which rises and falls with the seasons.
The lake is home to, at one time or other, to around 80 different resident and migratory birds. Other animals you might see are tortoises, frogs, swamp rats, echidnas, possums, owls as well as snakes. This is why we don't go for walks around in the height of summer.
I've been coming here with my kids for the past 20 years. It has become a beautiful place with the work of tireless volunteers in conjunction with the Wattle Range Council. We are so lucky, for such a small community to have such fantastic places like this, for us and tourists to visit.
|We found a patch of muntrie berries, I took some home and used them in hot cross buns. This native berry can be substituted for sultanas in cooking and salads.|
|So much birdlife around right now, these I think, are straw-necked Ibis. I only know|
this from the birdwatching pamphlets at the information bay at the lake.