Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Serpentine National Park

On the weekend we had beautiful weather and so we visited the Serpentine National Park. I am not knowledgeable enough to know the names of all of the species of flora and fauna but do know how lucky we are to live in a world where such wonderful things exist for us to admire and enjoy.

Australia has over 500 national parks with over 28 million hectares of land designated as national parkland and was the second country in the world to create a National Park in New South Wales in 1879.

 The Monarch or Wanderer Butterfly has only been present in Australia since 1871 as it is originally from North America. It is extremely beautiful and this one was resting quietly as we walked by.

This was the flow at the Falls on the weekend, although I know that they do get much fuller and we plan on returning again in the future to see them.

 There are several walks in the park, and the walk down to the Falls is accessible for prams and wheelchairs which is great to see. There are picnic areas and it was delightful to see so many families enjoying themselves and playing with their children in these areas.

There is a video below on ways that everyone can get involved in sharing information about these important conservation areas and  help to ensure their continued success.

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