‘Babies, babies everywhere! Baby wombats, baby wallabies, baby echidnas, possums galore, very fit, healthy, chunky, fluffy possums.’
Helen Kalajdzic is delighted with what the cameras in Stanley Park are revealing. In the middle of the southern slopes of Mount Macedon, Stanley Park is a refuge for native animals.
It is also a community park. In 1919, local residents banded together to buy these sixteen acres of bush along Turitable Creek. But the blackberries moved in, then broom arrived in the 1950s. The weeds grew five metres deep over the creek. When Stanley Park burnt out in the fires of 1983, the weeds came back stronger.