Poocher Swamp in spring

Spring has arrived and Poocher Swamp, just outside of Bordertown, is looking better than ever.

Poocher Swamp Game Reserve lies 8km west of Bordertown, covering 77ha.

An attractive wetland area where mature river red gums grow, it is an important habitat for many bird species.

Ducks, egrets and spoonbills are among the many to be seen when the swamp has filled after rain.

During the wet season, the population of bird life triples. However, there are many species found at Poocher Swamp amongst the native flora during the drier seasons.

Bordertown relies on a groundwater supply refilled by water draining through runaway holes in Poocher Swamp and flowing through a hidden, underground network of limestone cavities leading into the aquifer.

This gallery is sponsored by Greg Shepherd Cycles