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YARRA BEND PARK

NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS GROUP 4 AIDEN LIN CAMPBELL GULLOCK NINA HE JAMES OLIVER MATTHEW GREENWOOD


LOCATIONS

LOCATIONS - Yarra Bend Park is very close to built up parts of Melbourne

- Our site visit started near Kanes Bridge and the boat house in the southern end of the park. - We crossed the bridge and followed a track along the river heading towards Dights Fall.

- The Eastern Freeway has an overpass that cuts through the park. - Collingwood backs right onto the park near Dights Fall with new apartment blocks.

(Image: http://www.bushwalkingblog.com.au/ )

GEOLOGY


GEOLOGY - At Dights Fall we observed exposed sedimentary rock bedding

SOIL

- Sandy loam soil

- Folding and faulting of fine grain sediments (Group Research)

- Soil with gravel clay loam


LANDSCAPE & SOIL

- Basalt enscarpment along the Merri Creek

LANDSCAPE & SOIL

Alluvial bank along the Yarra River, Silurian mustone and sandstone sediments.


CLIMATE

HYDROLOGY

Dight Falls - Work is being done to allow fish to swim upstream. - On the day of the site visit it was overcast and raining. Which is typical of the cold fronts associated with this time of the year. - 1.6 mm of Rainfall on the day of the Site Visit - The maximum temperature for the day was 16.5ยบC Data from the Bureau of Meteorology (http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/data/?ref=ftr)

- Salt content of the Water at Dights Falls was 0.17


HYDROLOGY

Merri Creek - Slow moving with a larger presence of wildlife, particularly water birds. - The Salt Content of Merri Creek was 0.17

VEGETATION

- Open Vegetation - Main: River Red Gum


VEGETATION

FAUNA

- Regionally Vulnerable - Endangered

- Merri Creek - Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo


FAUNA

HUMAN CONTEXT

Image: (http://www.davidkphotography.com/?showimage=884)

- Red-rumped parrot

- Positive developments by Humans - Investing in the future of Yarra Bends Wild Life


The Boat House

Yarra Bend Golf Course and Club

Modern Apartments developing

Natural Environments Presentation  

Images for presentation on Yarra Bend Park.

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