Purple Swamp Hen Mosaic


Designed and Made: By students of Newport Primary School.

Bird Facts: Swamp hen eggs are creamy-brown with purplebrown spots laid in nests of reeds. The hens rarely swim, but use their feet to eat grass, aquatic plants and molluscs.


 

Surrounding Species: Fragrant Saltbush (Rhagodia parabolica), Coast Saltbush (Atriplex cineria), Wallaby Grass (Danthonia spp).

Point of Interest: Each year 5000 trees, shrubs and grasses are planted in the Newport Lakes park. The Ranger works from a plan to know what local species to plant and where. All these seedlings are watered by hand until they establish - that’s a lot of work and only one of the Ranger’s tasks.

The Friends of Newport Lakes hold two planting days on the third Sunday of May and October. Please join us at 11 AM.

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