Even though it’s been raining a lot lately, being out in nature doesn’t need to be a washout. Young families proved this when heavy rain fell at MCMC's most recent Nature Play event at Hall Reserve in Clifton Hill on late November. Parents and children came in their gumboots and raincoats, umbrellas in hand, and had a great time stomping in puddles, checking the high water level in the Merri Creek, spotting Tawny frogmouths and Kookaburras, collecting waterbugs and insects and meeting a local Spotted Marsh Frog.
The bushland at Hall Reserve is really taking off and providing important habitat to local birds, reptiles and frogs.
There's more information on Hall Reserve here. if you would like to be notified about Nature Play events you can subscribe here (by clicking on "Events like Nature Play for pre-schoolers").
Nature Play events at Hall Reserve are funded by the City of Yarra