Our walking group returned to Springwood recently to visit some reserves and parks in the area.
The photo below was taken on the Fairy Dell walk after rain the previous day. You can view more photos of this walk in my earlier post.
The Deanel Forest Reserve (below) features these beautiful Blue Gums, part of what is termed the Blue Mountains Shale Cap Forest. The soil here provides the rich fertile clay that these trees need.
|Deanel Forest Reserve, Springwood|
Fairy Dell walk (above) is only a short distance from the town centre. Frazer Memorial Presbyterian Church, (right) is on Macquarie Road, Springwood's main street.
Springwood, the second largest town in the Blue Mountains, is around 70 Kms from Sydney, and is the commercial centre for the lower mountains area.
I loved this sandstone sculpture (right) of a lizard, in Else Mitchell Park
My thanks to our walk leaders, and the local Bush Care group.
[Another sandstone lizard I saw in Sydney's Bicentennial Park]