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Showing posts with label Albert Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Albert Park. Show all posts

Friday, March 19, 2010

Feeding the Black Swans at Albert Park, City of Port Philip, VIC
video
I took this video when I visited Albert Park.Here my friend and I were feeding the cutie wetland species:) Black Swans and Pacific Black Ducks are feeding and breeding
in the park.
According towww.parkweb.vic.gov.au, it boasts 225-hectares of beautiful parklandincluding a picturesque lake and network of trails. It is very famous place. Internationally it is recognized as a place for F1 events (Australia Gran Prix). I havent watched the Grand Prix because the
ticket is so expensive.Besides I am not a fan of F1 thing.
Visiting the park when it is not used for the Grand Prix, I absolutely free.
The park is very beautiful, a sanctuary for wild fauna and flora. You can feed the swans there. If you are hungry there are some nice eateries with good food. The park is located in the City of Port Phillip, just three kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. You can take bus or tram.

Want to know more abour Albert Park, here I copy some info from its official website (www.parkweb.vic.gov.au).
Albert Park is a Heritage. Evidence indicates that Aborigines inhabited Albert Park and the surrounds some 40,000 years ago. Albert Park was a series of swamps and lagoons that provided edible vegetation. In 1864 the Park was proclaimed a public park and named Albert Park in honour of Queen Victoria's devoted consort, Prince
Albert. Over the ensuing years Albert Park was used as a tip, as a camp for the armed services, for scenic drives and for many forms of recreation.

Today the magnificent Albert Park is enjoyed by approximately five
million visitors annually. Vestiges of Albert Park's Aboriginal
history still remain, the most noticeable being the large ancient
River Red Gum Tree, reputed to be the site of many corroborees. It is
thought to be over 300 years old, the oldest remnant tree in the Port
Phillip area, located next to Junction Oval on the corner of Fitzroy
Street and Queens Road, St Kilda.

The Clarendon Street gates are the best manifestations of European
history. Originally built of wooden pickets in 1910, they were cast in
wrought iron in 1939 and can still be seen today.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of
Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural
traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their
ancestral lands and waters.
Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV
and Native Title Services Victoria

Fauna

Over 100 bird species have been recorded in the park including wetland
species such as the Cattle Egret, Common Tern, Eastern Curlew, Great
Egret, Pomarine Jaeger, Pelicans and White-throated Needletail. Black
Swans, and Pacific Black Ducks are common, both feeding and breeding
in the park.

Native mammals, reptiles and amphibians in the park include Common
Bent-wing Bats. Common Brushtail Possums, Glossy Grass Skinks and
Common Froglets.