Tom Bullen is not open to the public. It no longer has any water in it to speak of. Yet a walk through, with the Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists, was one of the best of my recent experiences.
The area is an off river storage for StateWater. The inflow is off the Coleambally Canal and the water is returned to the river via a 3km creek from the south west corner.
Recent drought and lack of water has meant that the storage has not been needed. A few pelicans were hanging around with a Sea Eagle keeping and eye on them.
The really interesting thing was walking on the bed of the storage area with the water level marks on the trees above us. Just look at the photo. It was amazing.
If you ever get a chance to get into the reserve, do so.
May 27th, 2008 - Posted in Places to Visit | |