Olympic Reserve

Olympic Reserve landscape

This 0.86 hectare reserve is part of a series of small reserves throughout Montmorency that form part of a habitat corridor. It is divided into a grassy area with a playground, and another section designated for conservation.

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Flora and fauna

The vegetation community for the reserve is grassy dry forest/box stringybark woodland, yellow box dominated, considered regionally threatened. The reserve also has plants such as chocolate lilies, bulbine lilies and matted bush peas.

Sugar gliders have also been seen in the reserve. Work is currently being done to maintain their health and population.

The reserve is primarily managed by Banyule's Bushland Management Department, and with assistance from local volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, join the Friends of Montmorency Bushlands.

Fauna

Common name Scientific name

Australian magpie

Cracticus tibicen

Brushtail possum

Trichosurus vulpecula

Common ringtail possum

Pseudocheirus peregrinus

Eastern blue tongue lizard

Tiliqua scincoides

Musk lorikeet

Glossopsitta concinna

Sugar glider

Petaurus breviceps

Tawny frogmouth

Podargus strigoides

Flora

Scientific name Common name
Acacia acinacea Gold dust wattle

Arthropodium strictum

Chocolate lily

Bulbine bulbosa

Bulbine lily

Bursaria spinosa

Sweet bursaria

Clematis decipiens Slender clematis

Dianella revoluta

Spreading flax lily

Dichondra repens

Kidney weed

Eucalyptus melliodora

Yellow box

Goodenia ovata

Hop goodenia

Hovea heterophylla

Common hovea

Indigofera australe Austral indigo

Kennedia prostrata

Running postman

Melicytus dentatus

Tree violet

Pultenea pedunculata

Matted bush pea

Pultenaea gunii Golden bush pea

Rytidosperma sp.

Wallaby grass

Themeda triandra

Kangaroo grass

Location

22 Olympic Avenue, Montmorency 3094  View Map

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