I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published October 21st 2019
Wildflowers on this Royal Road
This bushland reserve in Queens Road has no signs, but it deserves one. It is bounded on two other sides by Hoiles Road, which is a no through road. Queens Road is narrow and roadside parking could be dangerous. Parking is possible on a raised verge between the road and the start of the bush.
A disappointing aspect of this reserve is that many people have used it as a rubbish dump. Many black plant pots were seen, many with dead plants in them, along with a bathroom cupboard, a sink and a pile of concrete blocks.
The lack of well-worn paths in this reserve suggests it is not well used, possibly because of its remote location and lack of signage. By remote I mean the reserve is not surrounded by suburbia, but farmland, which would explain the lack of domestic type flowers and weeds there.
During the wildflower season, it would be worthwhile spending a short while there to observe nature's beauty, as that would be its main attraction.