Yesterday I explored Town Swamp again because the floods and heavy rains earlier this year have filled the swamps and they are a birdwatchers delight at the moment. Town Swamp has several well-maintained walking tracks, information boards, seats, picnic spots and a bird hide. Perfect. A section of the swamp abuts the Loddon River so there are two environments to explore - the treed river and the lignum swamp. And it is less than a kilometre from the town's centre. I saw an assortment of herons and ducks, a kingfisher (I think Sacred but I was too far away to be sure, and should it be here still anyway?), one Black-tailed Native Hen, and there were honeyeaters and pardalotes calling.
The Kerang Primary School maintains this picnic area on the Loddon River. Other service groups in town are responsible for particular areas along the path.