Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, Wingham

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The Wingham Brush Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve that is located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 8ha reserve is a rare example of sub tropical lowland rainforest and is situated on the Manning River.FeaturesMuch of Australia's lowland sub tropical rainforest was cleared for housing and agriculture, leaving only small patches remaining, such as at Wingham Brush The soils are derived from the Manning River. These alluvial soils are enriched from basaltic deposits upstream at Barrington Tops and the Comboyne and Bulga Plateaux. The average annual rainfall is at Wingham.FaunaThe most obvious mammal species in the rainforest is the grey-headed flying fox. Many other species of bats occur here too. Noteworthy birds occurring here include the osprey, green catbird, wompoo fruit-dove and brush turkey. Nocturnal gliders and possums occur in the rainforest, as do many species of reptiles, such as the land mullet.FloraThe reserve contains 76 species of trees. Most evident in Wingham Brush are the large Moreton Bay figs. Another very common plant is the giant stinging tree. The largest known blush walnut was measured at 37 metres tall, with a base of over a metre wide. Other significant tree species include white cedar, black apple, white walnut, shiny-leaved stinging tree, native elm, hairy rosewood and black booyong.
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  • Always a good experience walking through Wingham Brush. It is not only the flying foxes that are an attraction but the turkeys, giant trees and we have seen a VERY large python.  more »
  • This came as a real surprise, only small but well worth the time to go and have a waddle through the scrub. As my partner was on crutches the layout and boardwalk proved to be admirably suitable for h...  more »
  • Good to go for a walk through see read experience the brush nice bbq area that was clean which is hard to find at some public areas  more »
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