Track Overview

Along Buffalo Creeks there are long pockets of moist gully vegetation, known as wet sclerophyll forest. Different plant species flourish in the moist conditions found here. Wet sclerophyll forest is characterised by moist rich soils, shadiness and plants with dark green, soft leaves. The cool, moist conditions found within these gullies create the perfect habitat for some of the reserve’s animals like finches, wrens, whip birds and ringtail possums.

There are many examples of human impact found within the reserve. Positive impacts include the installation of nest boxes, weed removal, bush regeneration and the recent restoration of a section of the Buffalo Creek channel to improve the wetland environment. Negative impacts include exposure of the landfill in some areas, weed invasion, illegal dog walking and pollution in the creek.

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The Doyle Track zig zags up from Buffalo Creek through Dry Scllerophyl Woodland. Large sandstone outcrops and shelters are major features in the lower sections of this walk. Shallow sandy soils on top of Hawksbury Sandstone dominate this landscape.

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The beginning of this track traverses an old landfill site. Originally the area was saltmarsh which was buried with landfill in the 60s. Once in the bush the track quickly climbs uphill thorough Dry Scllerophyl Woodland. Shallow sandy soils on top of Hawksbury Sandstone dominate this landscape.

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