As my usual walking place at the local Wetlands is closed indefinitely because of Covid-19, I have been exploring other walking routes nearby and discovered a nice walking trail at Windsor Park close to my home and only a 10 minute or so drive from Launceston.
It isn’t easy to find if you’re not a local because there aren’t any signs for it. But once you’re there, you’ll find a wide asphalt path winding its way among trees and lovely landscapes, and you will even pass a community garden and a newly created dog training arena.
There are quite a lot of Tasmanian Blue Gum trees there of various sizes. The Blue Gum is also Tasmania’s floral emblem.
The path then takes you by some farm paddocks ……
One morning it had been raining on and off but I went walking anyway, and I was lucky enough to see some hares frolicking in one of the paddocks and they are quite big ones too!
Along the way there are these trees with red berries on them. And it seems someone really enjoys them!
I’ve seen mushrooms and flowers …
And I saw this random sculpture!
Just past the steampunk dragonfly is a little deviation in the track you can choose which takes you to a bird hide on the banks of the wetlands of the Tamar River.
Here is one of my favourite shots, an early morning view.
In this next picture you can see a bridge in the distance in the centre, which is one of the bridges I used to walk along on my walks at Tamar River Wetlands.
From the bird hide I can see lots of greylag geese and black swans and a number of other waterbirds.
Walking on from the bird hide brings you behind a sportsground, which at the moment is quiet and empty because of Covid-19 restrictions. However the oval is currently being used by these Pacific gulls. I think the sports ground is going to be well fertilised by the time this is all over! 😀
I was quite surprised at the variety of wildlife I’ve seen while on my walks here. Here are photos of just some of the wildlife I’ve seen so far. (Click on a picture to see full size)
Even though it has been disappointing not to be able to walk at the Wetlands because of the coronavirus, it has led me to explore more of my neighbourhood and come across wonderful finds such as this walking trail.