Using citizen science in Western Sydney
The property protects Critically Endangered Cumberland Shale Plains Woodland and supports a healthy population of Marsdenia viridiflora subsp. viridiflora, a rare plant listed as endangered under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.
The property is located within BirdLife Australia's Richmond Woodlands Key Biodiversity Area which protects the Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeater and Critically Endangered ClimateWatch species, Swift Parrot.
Other key indicator species monitored at this site include international migratory species such as the Eastern Koel and Channel-billed Cuckoo, plants such as the Cherry Ballart, Sweet Bursaria Black-anther Flax-lily and the dominant Grey Box (E. moluccana) of which psyllid outbreaks are being monitored as an indicator of woodland health. This particular species of Grey Box is integral to Cumberland Plain Woodlands and an important source of nectar and pollen for bees, native insects and birds, including the Critically Endangered Swift Parrot.
How to get involved
Data for this trail can only be collected in cooperation with a CLC Supervisor.
Please contact Cumberland Land Conservancy if your school or community group would like to arrange a visit for educational or scientific purposes, and help monitor and manage the reserve.
ClimateWatch indicator species, Black-anther Flax-lily, Nadiah Roslan