Behind the Halls of Residence at Monash University, there are eight acres of land with a three acre lake. This is the Jock Marshall Reserve established by Monash's foundation chair of Zoology and Comparative Physiology. This area has been redeveloped to restore the habitats and wetland for research into freshwater ecology, equatic ecosystems and hydrology. The image below is the lake with the sampling piers.
No squealing, you'll frighten the ducklings. I did enough of that when I opened the email from tortoise. They are so cute. Ahem...this is a serious blog. Don't click the image, you'll want to pick them up, really cute.
Thank you tortoise for sending them. They're actually hanging around the back of the Synchrotron where they've colonised the pond and according to tortoise, they like to lick the insects from the Synchrotron windows. So there you are, value for money on the inside and a healthy ecosystem for ducks on the outside.
I don't know how you carnivores can eat them. Cute, fluffy, sweet and they're just so pick-upable.