This reserve is 1.25 hectares and has a natural spring fed lily pond with an elevated boardwalk. It was a much smaller reserve than we initially thought and our walk was so short that we repeated the board walk twice and then still had to walk a kilometre or so up the side road (up hill I must say) to achieve a reasonable walk for Penny.
|Boardwalk at Lilypond Reserve|
Along the boardwalk there is an observation deck overlooking the pond which is a breeding ground for several types of waterbird species including waterhens, ducks, coots and moorhens. I am sure there were eels and the likes in the murky water also. There was some brightly coloured lichen on some of the fallen trees which brightened up the reserve.