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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