Thursday, March 29, 2012

Board-walk meandering through a paperbark forest

A walk along a boardwalk and then up a narrow track to the top of Conservation Hill, gave us sweeping views of the Rhyll Inlet and mangroves; and beyond, to Tortoise Head on French Island.

The boardwalk meanders through a paperbark forest (Melaleuca), where New Zealand spinach hangs artistically from branches.

Other trees include coast banksias studded with flowers that appear like golden candles; and spotted gums humming with beetles and bees.

One of the best things about living on Phillip Island is that there's such a wealth of natural beauty -- and fauna and flora -- within 10 minutes of home.

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