Flora and Fauna

The parklands are home to many plant and animal species.


The parklands contain a diversity of flora which includes Eucalypts, Acacias, Melaleucas and numerous wildflowers. We have been involved in seed collection and propagation of many of the indigenous plants in the parklands.


Many species of birds are found in the parklands such as rosellas, rainbow lorikeets, kookaburras, wrens and cockatoos. There are also numerous water birds including pelicans, egrets and ducks.

We have constructed and installed nesting boxes for birds, possums and bats. Members of the group conduct bird watching on a regular basis.

We maintain nesting boxes on a regular basis. Once a year Friends undertake a boat trip on Jells Park lake to refurbish the nesting boxes for chestnut teal.


Talks, Walks and Tours

Our aim is to encourge community awareness and have fun. Activities we organise include:

  • Evening guest speakers
  • Guided tours for school groups and the general community
  • Native wildflower walks, night prowls, frog watches and water watch studies on creeks and billabongs
  • 'Breakfast with the Birds' with our bird identification expert
  • History walk in Jells Park


Monitoring regeneration


Off to inspect a
                nesting box

Off to inspect a nesting box