Today we welcome Marc Martin to the Guest Blog! Marc is a fantastic Melbourne illustrator [remember when we featured his book here?] who has a passion for drawing animals, especially birds. This week Marc will be taking us on a tour of his favourite Melbourne Parks and introducing us to some of the local wildlife that call these parks home. -Jenny x

It’s almost summer! And one of my favourite things to do on a sunny day is go to the park and enjoy the outdoors. This week I thought I’d show you some of my favourite spots around Melbourne to sit back and enjoy the sunshine… in the company of some fine-feathered friends of course!

Peters Reserve in Northcote is a great place to sit back and enjoy an amazing view of the city. It’s hidden away on the side of Ruckers Hill, but has one of the best views of Melbourne I know of – especially at twilight. It’s also got a great set of swings, which are perfect for swaying in the breeze and watching time go by.

- Marc