Shimmering water under an azure sky, a patchwork of colours threading through greenery, birdsong, frog calls, butterflies flitting, insect hum – a tropical paradise? No, a wetland on Wonthaggi’s outskirts.
Field notes by Terri Allen
Gippsland born and bred, Terri Allen is a member of the Victorian Field Naturalists Club, the South Gippsland Conservation Society, Birds Australia and the Friends of Wonthaggi Heathlands. She is the author of Gippsland Lady Botanists (South Gippsland Conservation Society, 2007).