I had a quick exploratory ride this afternoon at Lushington Hill, a small bush reserve that is slowly recovering from being completely pillaged during the 1800’s gold rush.

Even today it’s still a rugged environment littered with vertical mine shafts deep and narrow enough to swallow the unsuspecting MUni rider, no problem! Lots to explore… carefully 🙂

Lushington Hill is also home to the threatened Brush-tailed Phascogale, a tree dwelling marsupial carnivore – sort of like a cross between a bush rat and a possum. Lots of nesting boxes in the trees, placed by the local landcare/environment group. Very cool.

Keep a look out for those mine shafts!

Mine Shaft, Lushington Hill

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