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Lyons Road, Croydon North

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published July 24th 2021
Count the galahs
This 800 metre road starts at Exeter Road and ends when Brushy Park Road starts.

Hughes Road.
Hughes Road.

It is a combination of old and new housing, most with established gardens and footpaths on both sides.

Lyons Road.
It has a high spot.

Red and pink camellias were the dominant floral display with many mature trees in the more established gardens.

pink camellias
Pink Camellias.

red camellia
Red ones are brilliant.

Many people were out walking their dogs, as well as many dogless walkers.

dog walkers
Eight legs getting exercise.

dog walker
Six legs getting exercise.

street scene
More walkers.

Exercising of a different kind was a family working bee working on a new driveway.

Practical exercise.

There is an abundance of trees in Lyons Road and the residential properties, but not an abundance of birds. One noisy miner and a magpie were seen in trees and a couple of magpies were fossicking for food on grass.

birds in tree
Noisy miner and magpie.

Fossicking magpie.
Fossicking magpie.

The only other tree borne bird seen was a crow who didn't seem too keen to be photographed.

Staring crow.
A two eyed evil stare.

A bird feeder was hanging from a tree in a front yard. The resident said it attracted a lot of birds, mainly parrots. Sadly, none while I was passing.

bird feeder
Waiting for patrons.

Towards the end of the road is the Griff Hunt Reserve. This is worth a detour if a rugby match was on.

Griff Hunt Reserve.
Griff Hunt Reserve.

There is a small playground for the young ones.

small playground.
Small playground for the small ones.

On my visit, the only activity on the ground were several children playing and a large number of galahs either feeding or having a mass prayer. They were joined by three corellas.

feeding galahs
Galah central.

The reserve is also popular for local residents to walk their canine companions.

man and dog
Man and his dog.

group and dogs.
A group outing.

One block had a high brick front fence with some pastel drawing adorning several of the panels.

pastel drawing on fence.
You can't call this graffiti.

A contrast to the brick fence was an old fashioned wire fence and gate giving a nice nostalgic look to the area. There were also a few weatherboard houses and picket fences.

Wire fence
Very nostalgic.

A nice display of Correa flowers had escaped from a horizontal paling fence

correa flowers.
A colourful escape.

Jonquils were growing in many gardens, either single specimens or in clumps.


A lavender bush had many stems of their aromatic flowers and many samples of the azalea genus were growing.

Lavender & azalea
Lavender & azalea.

High up in a gum tree some red flowers were starting to burst forth while at a lower lever several proteas had the same idea.

flowering gum
Almost there.

Getting ready.

A nice angel was spied contemplating something while sitting on a rock.

Sitting angel.

No walk would be complete without seeing at least one daisy. A small polygala bush was in flower as was an unidentified nice pink and white flower.

yellow daisy
How bright it is.

Junior polygala.

pink and white flower.
Nice colour.

Although a straight road, it has some undulations giving some distant views over mature flora.

dense flora.
A top of the road view.

Lyons Road is a very busy road and an easy walk due to twin footpaths.

Street sign
Where you have been or going.
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Why? An easy walk with a nice diversion.
When: anytime
Where: Lyons Road, Croydon North.
Cost: Free
Your Comment
The pink and white flower is an azalea. Good to see so much colour.
by junea (score: 2|153) 62 days ago
It was nice to see the positive message chalked on the fence.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9025) 63 days ago
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