Many of the houses have something you don't see in new estates, and that is a front fence. Wandana Crescent and Street have many of those and often garden plants have escaped through the fence to add something to a plain fence. A few even had an old fashioned picket fence.
Becoming very popular these days are spoon faces. Wandana Crescent has a beauty, named Spoonville Mooroolbark. It has about 100 brightly painted and decorated wooden spoons. There is also a supply of bare wooden spoons with an invitation to take one or bring your own.
Next to Spoonville is the Spoonville Zoo. Many wooden cutouts of various animals, all painted and decorated. There is a small box of bare animal cut-outs with a notice to take one, decorate it and bring it back to the zoo.
The third surprise was mother and father ducks with twelve offspring wandering across the road and the footpath and looking for a feed in a front garden. On my approach to the ducks, one aggressively approached me, with beak agape, suggesting I go away.
It makes a worthwhile diversion. It is not a large reserve, but it contains a playground and two reed-filled ponds, which is home to the ducks I previously encountered. Frogs were heard coming from one pond, but not seen.
There is a well-formed wide and level gravel path around the reserve with the occasional seat to admire the surroundings.
Hi Neil, thank you for the lovely wildlife photos. I hope the ducks survive cats and foxes. Wooden spoon makers must be making a fortune . Are there any left for using in the kitchen. ? Enjoy your walks .