Coastal Upland Swamp has been found in the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden and Ku-ring-gai Creek Reserve. It features tall scrub, closed heath, sedgeland and fernland in moist soil, providing habitat for animals as diverse as the Swamp Wallaby, Grey Fantail and Red-crowned Toadlet. Plant species such as Swamp Banksia, Christmas Bells and Woolly-tea Tree thrive in Coastal Upland Swamp, however, it has been threatened by climate change, fire, land clearing and unauthorised traffic.
Coastal Upland Swamp fact sheet (pdf. 510KB)
Save the swamp
There’s lots you can do to help preserve Coastal Upland Swamp:
If you live near the forest, there’s even more you can do to help preserve it:
- Plant some of the forest’s native species, such as Woolly-tea Tree, Red Spider Flower and Scented Paperbark, in your garden. This will help attract birds, mammals and butterflies.
- Remove weeds from your own garden to stop them spreading into swampland
- If you’re using greywater in your garden, use low phosphorus detergents
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