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Environment

Lace Monitor (photo: J. Tscharke)
from Parks Victoria
 

Vegetation

The vegetation of the Warby Range is characterised by a mosaic of open forests and woodlands of Blakely's Redgum, Red Stringybark and a range of Box species. Small communities of White Cypress Pine occur on the western side.

To the north the black trunks of the Mugga Ironbarks in the Killawarra and Boweya Forests contrast strikingly with the granitic hills woodland of the Warby Range and the Red gum forest, billabongs and wetlands of the Lower Ovens River.

Other plant species in the park include the Austral Grass-tree, with its long "skirt" and black trunk, and the hardy Spurwinged Wattle.

Animals

Most animals in the park are nocturnal and not easy to spot during the day. You may see Swamp Wallabies or Eastern Grey Kangaroos darting off into the bush, disturbed by your vehicle or approaching footsteps.

The exposed granite slabs are ideal sunning sites for a variety of reptiles. The open woodland offers plenty of habitat for birdlife including Rosellas, Robins, Wedge-tailed Eagles, Eastern Spinebills and White-throated Treecreepers.

The park is an important location for the survival of species such as the Squirrel Glider, Feathertail Glider, Powerful Owl, Turquoise Parrot, Carpet Python and Lace Monitor.