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The You Yangs support a rich variety of plant species. Tall eucalypts such as Manna Gum, Yellow Gum and River Red Gum give way to sparse undergrowth of native shrubs and groundcovers. Patches of Wattle and Drooping She oaks also occur.
The endangered Brittle Greenhood Orchid is one of thirty species of orchids to be found in the park. One pest plant which has become prominent is Boneseed, a native of South Africa. Today it chokes out large areas of native vegetation.
Parks Victoria is removing Boneseed from areas of high botanical value and supporting research into methods of biological control. Volunteer groups and schools are also actively involved with the boneseed control program.
The park provides a range of habitats for wildlife. More than 200 species of birds have been recorded in the park and koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, brush-tail possums, echidnas and lizards are commonly seen.
08 May 2013
There have been a couple of reasons for recent celebrations on the Budj Bim country also known as Mount Eccles National Park. One was to celebrate the six year anniversary of the Gunditjmara Native Title Settlement for the area, ratified in March 2007, and the other was the completion of a …