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Biodiversity and Bushcare

Biodiversity is the measure of health of the natural ecosystems in a particular area. The Leichhardt area has diverse flora and fauna even though the original native flora and fauna communities within the area have been extensively modified as a result of urban development. The following information is provided to give an understanding of the local biodiversity.

 

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Report Local Fauna
Help us keep track of animals living in our local area
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Habitat Stepping Stones
Sign up and create a habitat stepping stone between existing wildlife corridors in Sydney.
Local Flora - Native Wisteria
Local Flora
Local climbers, ferns, grasses, ground covers, shrubs and trees
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Local Fauna
Local birds, reptiles, frogs and mammals
Local wetlands
Local Wetland
Learn more about Leichhardt's local wetland at Whites Creek
Weeds - Morning Glory
Weeds
Weeds found in Leichhardt Council area
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Community Nursery
Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery
Bushcare programs
Bushcare Programs
Local bushcare programs and volunteering opportunities
Bushcare Carbon Offset Project
Bushcare Carbon Offsetting Scheme
$1 is contributed for every hour of bushcare work by each volunteer
Fox Scan
Fox Scan
A new fox mapping website to assist with the management of foxes.
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Hollows as Homes
A citizen science project to collect info and raise awareness about tree hollows in urban areas
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Long-nosed Bandicoot Study
Have you seen a Long-nosed Bandicoot in Sydney’s Inner West?