Telstra, through Landcare, is one of our most consistent corporate supporters, lately sending several staff teams to the Park for a day every month. This time they put in a huge effort spreading mulch at the lake edge alongside Woodland Walk where very dry conditions are testing our most resilient plants and where … [Read More...]
The Eastern Snake-necked Turtle, here taking a walk along the path between the large lagoon and the chain of ponds, has been seen in the Park for some years now. She laid eggs last year in a pit a few meters up from the southern bank of the Freshwater Lake and young have often been seen in the … [Read More...]
30 years in the making
The first birds to return to the Park were ibis and black swans.
The ibis returned in such large numbers that they virtually destroyed such scant vegetation as was present at the time. Ibis are no longer present in large numbers in the Park.
Westgate Park is now a haven for bird life. Just a few kilometers from the city, over 150 species have … [Read More...]