Today, Monday 15 July 2013, I went for a wander in Swan Lake reserve, near Summerlands, on Phillip Island’s south west coast.
In the 1960s this was a paddock of gorse and some remnant tea tree with its own sand dune system which the council wanted to use for road works. Before they could bat an eye, PICS had come in and planted the area of the dunes, and made Swan Lake a major project over the next 20 years.
Mind you, in those days when doing such a project you were lucky to get natives, let alone indigenous, so lots of the plants we put in were not indigenous. Nevertheless,both the bushland and lake are a haven for many birds. Here’s some swans resting on a little isthmus, and part of the track through the bush.
Christine Grayden – Secretary PICS