Bird Life along Steele Creek

Bird Life along Steele Creek

Over the years, with the increased plantings along the creek, many of us have noted the increasing bird life. In the 1970’s, when we first came to the area, blackbirds, sparrows, starlings, common mynas. and the occasional magpie were the most commonly sighted...
How did Steele Creek gets its name

How did Steele Creek gets its name

Sadly we have no knowledge of what the original custodians, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, called the waterway that we now call Steele Creek. In the 40,000 years prior to European occupation the Wurundjeri managed the surrounding land, fished and collected estuarine...
Reintroducing Ephemeral Wetlands into our Landscapes

Reintroducing Ephemeral Wetlands into our Landscapes

Ephemeral wetlands were once common on the Victorian Volcanic Plains. In 2021, Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Narrap Rangers team constructed two frog bogs in Steele Creek Linear Park. The wetlands replace boggy areas of non-endemic grasses adjacent to Steele Creek. These...