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.