The   Haunting Beauty of a Bird Haven

By Alison and John Frowd.

13 May 1981 The Australian Women's Weekly

On the old disused Tumut-Gundagai road in NSW there is an area adjacent to the Riverglade Caravan Park, which the Tumut Shire Council has set aside as a refuge for all types of birdlife.

The 20 hectares of marsh and natural fauna are a photographer's paradise.

In spring it is fresh and lush as the trees burst into new life.

In summer it is a lovely cool, green area, offering views of brilliant sunsets and sharp re flections of stately gums.

In the autumn there are the magnificent colours of the fallen leaves.

However, it is in winter that this area is unsurpassed for its beauty, with morning sunrises shrouded in mists and fog.

Tumut nestles in a valley at the base of the Snowy Mountains.

It's especially lovely in autumn when the Lombardy poplars, elms and other deciduous trees are resplendent in various hues of red, orange and gold.