Today was our Leap into Nature session at Koomba Park. The rain held off for a lovely, fresh morning walk in the bush. The kids discovered that a fox had been wondering through the bush a few nights before by finding its poo! We smelt eucalyptus leaves, heard two different species of frogs calling and lots of birds - including the Laughing Kookaburra, found funghi, saw a nest box - a home for Sugar Gliders - and had a close look at Dandenong Creek.
Unfortunately, the creek had a fair bit of rubbish in it, complete with a wheelie bin and a car tyre! I explained to the kids what a shame this is, especially as the beautiful Platypus used to live in Dandenong Creek, but rubbish, pollution and changes to habitat means it no longer occurs in this part of the creek. So we agreed that it was a good idea to always throw our rubbish in the bin.
We finished off with some playtime, book reading and hide and seek. All the families enjoyed their time in the bush, connecting with nature and their kids.
Our next visit will be a big Leap into Nature adventure to Warrandyte State Park, can't wait!
Family time in the bush.