September 09, 2023
5pm - 7pm
27 Willow Grv
Kew East, VIC 3102
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As part of September's Platy-watch survey, ACF Malvern group are hosting a spotting event on the Yarra River from Willsmere Park in Kew.
We will be looking for platypus from and around the footbridge over the Yarra. This is located near the mouth of Darebin Creek, which is about a kilometer down from Darebin Parklands. Some may recall we held a similar event there with NxNW last year.
Will our luck be any better this time? Come and find out with us.
Check the ACF platy project page to read more about the project and look at the map of habitat and sightings.
A note on access:
While not a complete wilderness, Willsmere Park is 'discrete': being tucked out of the way between the Eastern Freeway and the river. Getting to it is a little convoluted. The following advice may help.
From the South: the only vehicle access to Willow Grove is from Belford St via Kilby Road. Take the first turning left after crossing over the freeway.. There is some off street parking.
From the North: NB there is no access to the footbridge from Farm Rd or LaTrobe Golf Club! The only way in is via the track running along Darebin Creek, which is accessible from either Darebin Parklands, or Sparks Reserve off Heidelberg Road. Either way, be prepared for a walk of a kilometer or so.