Sunday, May 6, 2007

Fern Gully Roma Street Parkland

Fern Gully Roma Street Parkland
Roma Street Parkland contains a cornucopia of greenery, and even with the current drought conditions continues to provide a green haven in the city. Part of the park I enjoy visiting is Fern Gully, amidst the Forest Walk precinct of the parkland. Located on the northern tip of the parkland, it can be accessed from the parking area at College Close.

Fern Gully BirdFern Gully is an integral part of the subtropical Forest. The gully includes a circuitous walk which runs along the side of a man made creek. Various species of tree fern line the banks, and the gully attracts a menagerie of bird life who use the forest for nesting and the stream for water and preening. The stream through Fern Gully originates in a spring adjacent to the bridge and the start of the boardwalk. The stream is also met from water cascading down from Angiopteris Ravine, where are what are known as King Ferms (Angiopteris evecta) provide more sheltered cover.

Fern Gully Roma Street ParklandLike the South Bank Parklands Rainforest Walk, this walk offers a great place for kids to explore. The walkway above Fern Gully gives a fantastic aspect to the gully because as you meander along the paths you move from the rainforest floor through the canopy to over and above the entire area. They have also incorporated sandstone rock faces to hide the not so obvious roadway which is close by. The only thing you have to be careful of is letting your kids go into the stream!

Cheers, I Love Brisbane, Wes.

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