Enjoying a special place

For Newstead locals and visitors alike, the Rotunda Park on the eastern edge of town, is a special place. Framed by magnificent Yellow Box, River Red Gum, Grey Box and White Ironbarks it attracts an array of birds, especially honeyeaters.

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Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Rotunda Park Newstead, 17th May 2015.

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Yellow-faced Honeyeater feeding on White Ironbark flowers.

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White-plumed Honeyeater.

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Brown-headed Honeyeater on one of the Drooping Sheoaks planted by the Newstead Landcare Group.

Sadly, the park’s much-loved band rotunda has become badly damaged by white ants and is about to be removed. Wouldn’t it be great to see it resurrected and returned to its former glory?

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The decaying rotunda … watch this space!

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‘Merry Making in the old Band Rotunda Park’ – with kind permission of the artist, Karen Pierce.

3 responses to “Enjoying a special place

  1. Patrick Flanagan

    Geoff, keep up the great work. I enjoy your posts and can only say, keep them coming!.

    cheers, an appreciative follower, Patrick >

  2. What a difference a community can make. Remembering the sad lonely rotunda from 30 40 years ago. 🙂

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