Bababi Djinanang Native Grasslands Reserve

Bababi Djinanang Native Grasslands Reserve, Fawkner: Address, Bababi Djinanang Native Grasslands Reserve Reviews: 4/5

Bababi Djinanang Native Grasslands Reserve

Bababi Djinanang Native Grasslands Reserve
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia34,827 contributions
Excellent place to see wildlife in urban area
Feb 2016 • Solo
This place is hidden gem in the northern suburbs. It's home to a wide array of bird species that will please any keen birdwatcher.
Written February 10, 2016
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John E
Melbourne, Australia265 contributions
Urban birdwatchers delight and for those interested in native grasses, flowers
Aug 2015 • Solo
This is a fenced area of native grasslands bordering on Merri Creek in Fawkner. Native grasslands are reduced to less than 5 percent of their original range in Victoria, making them one of the most endangered Victorian eco-systems. Bababi Djinanang is an aboriginal term which means “mother’s foot” in the Wurundjeri language. The grasslands reserve and associated creek ecosystem supports a wide variety of birdlife and indigenous grasses and flowers. The Friends of Merri Creek conduct a quarterly bird survey at this site. Among the rocks near Merri Creek you can find Matted Flax-lily (Dianella amoena) which is rare and listed as vulnerable, and Chocolate Lilies (Arthropodium strictum) can also be seen. Within the fenced area grasses can be high and good footwear should be worn. You need to be on the lookout for snakes during warmer weather. Occasionally a mob of kangaroos visits from the grasslands further north and hangs out in this remnant patch of native grasses. The grasslands reserve is accessible through a gate from the Merri Creek bikepath. Another path runs between the reserve fence and the bank of the Merri Creek.
Written August 26, 2015
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