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Walk report for Unexpected animal habitats and heritage landscapes -south western Sydney

Sunday 28th March was a lovely sunny day after a long period of torrential rain across the Sydney basin. Sharyn Cullis led the walk and 18 enthusiastic people had a great day out. We visited a bushland reserve in Campbelltown that has a resident small population of Koalas, but unfortunately luck was not on our side for sighting them, but we did observe the rare musk lorikeet in the trees. Then we adventured into Appin visiting 2 important Koala corridors and had grateful access to a large heritage property called Gilead farm that developers have approved plans by the state government to build thousands of homes that will compromise Koalas habiat and local heritage value such as the 1st flour mill in NSW. Then we set off for Jingga pools in Dharawal National Park for an afternoon swim. On the way we saw the endangered lime/yellow Cunningham Banksia, and a rare and endangered Rosenberg Goanna enjoying the sun on a rock.

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