I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published March 24th 2020
It could be a powerful walk
The Owl Land Bushland Reserve is home to Australia's largest Owl, the Powerful Owl. They nest in large very old (approx. 150 years) tree hollows usually 15-40 mts above the ground and at least 50 cm deep.
That's what a web-site on Owl Lands tells us. I have walked the reserve four times at various times of the year and have failed to sight any. Although a few months back, one night, I saw one sitting on the top of my front yard flag pole, which is around five kilometres from Owl Land, as the owl flies.
A powerful owl. Photo from Wikipedia.
The powerful Owl is a threatened species, mainly due to human encroachment into its habitat.
This bushland reserve has a trail that connects the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail to Hereford Rd in Mt Evelyn. It is a wide gravel path sloping downwards from Hereford Road. Definitely a one-way wheelchair journey.