Jessica Styan, Project Officer, Wild Futures CVA Updates Partners Wild Futures

Restoring Habitat for Native Wildlife at Sir Joseph Banks Park

Native Habitat Restoration

 

Hidden next to the busy freeway on the Botany foreshore, with the sounds of planes rushing into nearby Sydney airport overhead, sits a nature reserve of great significance. This natural refuge, tucked away within Sir Joseph Banks Park, is home to the critically endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub. The native scrub species once dominated the landscape between North Head and Botany Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, but now sadly less than 3% remains in small, isolated patches.

 

Restoring habitat for native wildlife

 

Conservation Volunteers are working together with Bayside Council and NSW Ports, helping to revitalise Sir Joseph Banks Park and restore this vital patch of Banksia Scrub.

 

“The area has been affected by serious environmental degradation in the past, but we’re giving it a helping hand and improving the environment to ensure the local community can enjoy it.”

David Jones, Wild Futures Project Manager

 

Native Habitat Restoration

Action for Nature

 

In February, fourteen dedicated volunteers came out for a day of restoration action.

 

“We went on a guided nature walk checking out our bush tucker garden (maybe trying a few samples!) and checking on previous plantings in sections of the reserve. Together, we conducted some maintenance weeding around these planting sites and even peeked into some of the nearby nest boxes, sharing stories of the animals we saw.”

Jess Styan, Wild Futures Project Officer.

 

Coming soon

 

More exciting events are planned for Sir Joseph Banks Park from April to June this year, including habitat restoration days, a bird watching tour and a spotlight walk.

 

We look forward to seeing more volunteers, restoring habitats and discovering the variety of species that live within this special patch of nature.

 

Interested in joining us next time? There are opportunities across the country happening every week.

 

 

GET INVOLVED

 

 

Native Habitat Restoration

 

This project is made possible with support from NSW Ports.