The Sanctuary is similar to lots of places, like...
Mullum Mullum Creek
Mullum Mullum creek is located in the area of the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne and has a relationship with the sanctuary. It is a watercourse of the Mullum Mullum valley, a tributary of the Yarra River and Yarra Valley. The Mullum Mullum bushland has acted as a source of food and tools for thousands of years to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. People where fighting about the Eastlink tunnel to either go above or below the ground, in the end the people won and the the tunnel went underground. It is one of the only watercourses lying within the urban metropolitan Melbourne that is surrounded by native and regenerated bushland. The amazing bushland across its length of the 22km watercourse provides a habitat with many significant animals. These animals are well known, since 80,000 people live in the creek’s catchment area. While investigating the Mullum Mullum creek and area, I have discovered and came across some similarities between the Mullum Mullum Creek and Ringwood Heights Primary School’s sanctuary. Even though we don’t know a lot about our school’s Sanctuary we still know surprisingly a lot about the habitat and flora and fauna. The name Mullum Mullum comes from the meaning “place of big birds”, which commonly is alike to our Sanctuary, despite the fact that our sanctuary is a lot smaller. Some of the animals in common are: -Butterflies -Ring tailed possums and other species of the possum family -Koalas -Tawny Frogmouths -Galahs -King Parrots -Rainbow Lorikeets - Spotted Dove -The Crested Pigeon. -Blue Tongue Lizards in warm weather
and many more undiscovered animals.
There is also a lot of flora. Most of the flora is a indigenous to Australia and are very helpful or special. Some of our plants are: -Golden Wattle -Blackwood -Chocolate lily -Honeypots -Common apple berry -Sweet Bursaria -Chinese Shrub -Red Anther Wallaby Grass -Austral Clematis -Native Current Bush -Wallaby Grass -Narrow Leaf Bitter Pea -Plar Flax Lily -Black Anther Flax Lily -Kidney Weed -Grey Parrot Pea -Sundew -Yellow Box -Narrow-leaf Peppermint -Native Cherry -Thatch Saw Sedge -Austral Cranes bill -Poverty Raspwort -Purple Coral Pea -Austral indigo -Prickly Tea-tree -Weeping Grass -Small Rice Flower -Variable Plantain -Common Flat Pe -Bracken Fern -Austral Buttercup -Rough Fireweed -Dusty Miller -Candles -Spear grass and Kangaroo Grass.
Most of the listed is also seen in the Mullum Mullum creek bushland. The Sanctuary is very alike to the Mullum Mullum creek, so i suppose you all have a good image of the habitat we are working on.
People where fighting about the Eastlink tunnel to either go above or below the ground, in the end the people won and the the tunnel went underground.