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Range View Road, Mt. Evelyn

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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 January 4th 2022
View the view from Range View
This short 600 metre walk is like walk through the country. All blocks are built on but with established gardens and mature street trees often with their upper branches touching give a bushwalk feeling.

tree tunnel
A tree lined tunnel.

It meanders a bit and is a little hilly in sections. It starts at Hereford Road and finishes as a no through road at Kemp Reserve. At the start, it is elevated and you can see the Yarra Ranges in the distance.

Range View Road.
See the range from Range View Road.

Agapanthus are everywhere and do look spectacular as mass plantings or close up views of individual flower heads. Rarely seen these days, but an old favourite, are hydrangeas.

agap,anthus
They do look nice.


Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas.

Grevilleas and bottlebrushes were rare on this walk but the popular bird of paradise and iris flowers were more abundant.

Grevillea & bottle brush.
Australian natives.


Bird of paradise
Always attractive.


iris
Two views of an iris.

Bird sightings were few but a nice range of species presented themselves. A distant currawong and Indian myna were easily seen.

currawong and Indian myna
Currawong and Indian myna.

A wattlebird and a noisy miner were caught in a tree while a crimson rosella was ground feeding on a nature strip.

Wattle bird, noisy miner and a crimson rosella.
Wattle bird, noisy miner and a crimson rosella.

A rare sight was three silky chickens in a front garden. It's sightings like this, plus a crimson rosella, that give street walks an extra dimension.

Silky chickens.
A rare sighting.

For flying birds, a couple of water-filled birdbaths were available for passing avians. Some old garden ornaments were almost hidden. A trio of lamps looked interesting.

bird baths.
Avian refreshment centres.


Garden ornaments & lamps.
Garden ornaments & lamps.

A lone gladiola brightened up one garden, while many roses added more colour.

Gladiola.
Gladiola.


roses
Colourful in any garden.

At the fence line of one garden, a wooden seat was partially overrun by a convolvulas creeper. It would make for a quiet rest on a warm day.
convolvulus
Convolvulus bush encroaching on seat.


Only a couple of walkers were seen.

walkers
Only two walkers encountered.

Being a reasonably well-established area, many blocks featured picket fences.

picket fences.
Picket fences.

An unusual flowering tree was identified as a mauve honey myrtle.

Mauve honey myrtle.
Mauve honey myrtle.

At the end of Range View Road is Kemp Reserve, a linear park boasting a playground and several picnic tables. It has a gravel path through to Kemp Avenue.

Kemp Reserve.
Kemp Reserve.

A quiet walk in a quiet neighbourhood but quite interesting.

Street sign
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Why? Almost a country walk.
When: anytime
Where: Range View Road, Mt. Evelyn. Melways map: 118. C.11.
Cost: Free
Your Comment
By chance Neil, you didnt happen to spot Edna Everage whiilst walking past the Gladiola flower. !!
by ifaye (score: 2|101) 17 days ago
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