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Vegetation

The open forest supports different types of eucalyptus such as:

  •  Messmate
  • Broad-leaved Peppermint
  • Narrow-leaved Peppermint
  •  Swamp Gum
  • Manna Gum
  • the rare Yarra Gum.

The park is significant for its rich ground flora that includes 61 species of orchids and the endemic Enfield Grevillea.

Animals

There are about 100 bird species recorded in the park. Common birds include:

  • Kookaburra
  • Grey Currawong
  • Crimson Rosella
  • Boobook Owl
  • Superb Fairy Wren.

The park has 22 native mammal species the Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Swamp Wallaby, echidna and koala. Several species of possums, bats and antechinus also occur in the park but these are generally only active at night.

Frogs are common in the park and can be heard calling at night and occasionally during the day. Some of the commonly heard frogs include the Common Froglet, Victorian Smooth Froglet and Southern Brown Tree Frog.

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