Carolyn and I went here after we went to Serendip. My initial impression was that ‘oh, this is like Balyang but on a slightly larger scale.’ Then we turned around and saw just how huge the place was.
My initial comments were because the first two birds I was greeted with was this heron and darter.
Then I saw the cape barron geese – and more goslings! – and thought “oh, we aren’t along the Barwon anymore.
I haven’t really explored areas around Lara. I haven’t had the time, nor the knowledge. Carolyn and I walked around here and she showed me where the birds like to hang out at different times of the year.
She is so knowledgeable and taught me so much. It may be worth coming back at a later time but, for now, it isn’t that high of a priority. If you live between Corio and Werribee, this can be an interesting place to drop into. You’ll probably get similar species to what you’d find in other locations in the area. It’s great for getting close photos of Geese. I was also intrigued by the proximity to Hovells creek, something I’m keen to walk along again.