a walk around the lake

take a walk around my local lake with me

cloud above the water

we start on the boardwalk which gives a perfect view across the water

the boardwalk on the lake

looking back along the boardwalk

the water level is falling on the south side of the lake

the water level falls over the summer months and is noticeable on the south side of the lake

my photo point of the water level through the seasons

from my photo point I take repeat shots through the seasons and the water level is still high

flooded gum saplings

flooded gum saplings grow along the lake edge

Typha orientalis is slowing being removed because it takes over from endemic sedges

bulrush (Typha orientalis) is being removed because it takes over from endemic sedges. it’s not all removed at once because the water birds use the cover for nesting. you can see how thickly these bulrushes surround the lake in some photos

inundated flooded gum

flooded gum (Eucalyptus rudis) loves an inundation from winter water levels and this tree is a prolific seeder. the seed is collected and grown for revegetation projects in the reserve

sedges planted along the flooded fence

endemic sedge planted along the flooded fence. Juncus was planted last autumn in time to be flooded with winter’s rising water. the fence was put along the outside edge of the sedges to stop people walking on the plants before the water rose

open water framed by flooded gum

open water framed by flooded gum

our circuit of the lake is complete

our circuit of the lake is complete with a view of the bushland northern corner of the reserve

=^.^=

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