38-03 Bushland trail in Park 9

The entrance to the bushland trail is framed, quite literally with a wire-and-post fence and a wooden gate.

Several more of these wooden frames on the trail are adorned with metal dragonflies. How many can you count?

In contrast to the historical neglect of this Park, this area is now a flourishing native vegetation site, providing homes for native bird and animal life, especially possums, which are often seen around twilight.

The common bird species here include lorikeets, magpies, corellas, galahs, sulphur-crested cockatoos, ibis, banded lapwings and noisy miners.

Wind your way through the bushland trail until you emerge at the “community hub”

To your left, on the MacKinnon Parade footpath you can see two old metal fence posts that have been left in place as a reminder of a bygone era.

Now, walk up to the rocky ground in the playspace. Stop before you reach the tennis court



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