Australian Blackwood (Acacia Melanoxylon)

Acacia melanoxylon, commonly known as the Australian Blackwood, is an Acacia species native in South eastern Australia. The species is also known as Blackwood, hickory, mudgerabah, Tasmanian Blackwood, or blackwood acacia. The tree belongs to the Plurinerves section of Acacia and is one of the most wide ranging tree species in eastern Australia.

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Black Wattle (Acacia Mearnsii)

A. mearnsii plays an important role in the ecosystem in its native Australia. As a pioneer plant it quickly binds the erosion-prone soil following the bushfires that are common in its Australian habitats. Like other leguminous plants, it fixes the atmospheric nitrogen in the soil. Other woodland species can rapidly use these increased nitrogen levels … Read more

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Creswick Apple Box (Eucalyptus aromaphloia)

Eucalyptus aromaphloia, commonly known as Creswick apple-box, scented bark or scent-bark, is a species of plant in the myrtle family that is endemic to Victoria. It is a tree with rough, densely fibrous bark on the trunk and branches, lance-shaped or curved adult leaves, oval to spindle-shaped flower buds in groups of seven, white flowers … Read more

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Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata)

Allocasuarina verticillata, commonly known as drooping she-oak or drooping sheoak, is a nitrogen fixing native tree of southeastern Australia. Originally collected in Tasmania and described as Casuarina verticillata by French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in 1786, it was moved to its current genus in 1982 by Australian botanist Lawrie Johnson. The 1889 book ‘The Useful Native Plants of Australia records common names of the plant included “Shingle Oak,” … Read more

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Eastern Barred Bandicoot

The eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) is a nocturnal, rabbit-sized marsupial endemic to southeastern Australia, being native to the island of Tasmania and mainland Victoria. It is one of three surviving bandicoot species in the genus Perameles.  It is recognisable via three or four dark horizontal bars found on its rump. It is the only … Read more

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Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)

Acacia pycnantha occurs across much of Victoria and southeastern South Australia, including Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, with some extension into southern inland New South Wales, and at Mt Jerrabomba in the Australia Capital Territory. There is an putative natural occurrence near Broken Hill, in western New South Wales. It has become naturalised in many areas … Read more

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Grassland Earless Dragon

Tympanocryptis pinguicolla, also known as Victorian grassland earless dragon, is a species of lizard in the family Agamidae. It is one of a documented species of a relatively small dragon belonging to the genus Tympanocryptis. T. pinguicolla is endemic to the state of Victoria in southeastern Australia. As with the other grassland earless dragons, it … Read more

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Grey Headed Flying Fox

The grey-headed flying fox is the largest bat in Australia. The overall colour of the pelage is a dark-grey body with a light-grey head, separated by a reddish-brown collar. The fur on the body is long and streaked with grey, the broad and well defined collar completely encircles the neck with hair that is golden … Read more

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Hickory Wattle (Acacia Implexa)

Acacia implexa is a widespread species in eastern Australia, extending from an outlier on the Atherton Tableland in north Queensland, south through southeastern Queensland and along the coast and tablelands of eastern New South Wales. It is widespread in Victoria and an outlier occurs on King Island, Tasmania. This species is a small to medium sized … Read more

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Hopbush (Dononaea viscosa)

Dodonaea viscosa is a species of flowering plant in the Dodonaea (hopbush) genus that has a cosmopolitan distribution in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions of Africa, the Americas, southern Asia and Australasia. Dodonaea is part of Sapindaceae, the soapberry family.

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Kangaroo Apple (Solanum laciniatum)

Solanum laciniatum is a soft-wooded shrub native to the east coast of Australia, notably Victoria and Tasmania. It also occurs in Western Australia and New Zealand, where some authorities consider it to be introduced. It is similar to Solanum aviculare, with which it shares the common name kangaroo apple. The common name refers to the … Read more

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Prickly Moses (Acacia Verticillata)

Acacia verticillata (Prickly Moses; prickly-leaved wattle; star-leaved acacia; prickly mimosa; whorl-leaved acacia) is a perennial shrub to small tree native to south eastern Australia.

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Prickly Tea-Tree (Leptospermum Continentale)

Leptospermum continentale, commonly known as prickly tea-tree, is a species of slender, straggling shrub that is endemic to south-eastern Australia. It has sharp-pointed, narrowly egg-shaped leaves, white flowers arranged singly in leaf axils and woody fruit that remains on the plant when mature.

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Riverbend

Riverbend is a lovely property located between Willaura and Wickliffe on the volcanic plain in Victoria. The property has had many generations looking after the land and planting trees to create habitat and WOODiWiLD is proud to be helping to add to this legacy.  The re-forested areas will help create corridors for wildlife across the … Read more

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Scarlett Bottlebrush (Callistemon rugulosa)

Callistemon rugulosa, commonly known as scarlet bottlebrush, is a plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae and is endemic to South Australia and Victoria in Australia.  Callistemon coccineus and Callistemon macropunctatus are older names for Callistemon rugulosus.  It is a shrub with an open straggly habit, stiff, sharply pointed leaves and bright red bottlebrush flowers tipped … Read more

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Scented paperbark (Melaleuca squarrosa)

Melaleuca squarrosa, commonly known as scented paperbark, is a plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae and is endemic to south eastern parts of Australia, especially Tasmania. It is an attractive shrub with dense foliage and arching branches and it flowers profusely in spring or early summer, bearing spikes of perfumed yellow to white flowers.

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Southern Brown Bandicoot

The southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus) is a short-nosed bandicoot, a type of marsupial, found mostly in southern Australia.  In Victoria, they are more common than elsewhere in Australia, being found along the whole length of the coast and at up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in the Grampian and Dandenong mountains. Southern brown bandicoots … Read more

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Spotted Tailed Quoll

The Spotted-tailed Quoll is about the size of a domestic cat, from which it differs most obviously in its shorter legs and pointed face. The average weight of an adult male is about 3500 grams and an adult female about 2000 grams. It has rich-rust to dark-brown fur above, with irregular white spots on the … Read more

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Striped Legless Lizard

The Striped Legless Lizard differs most obviously from a snake in having external ear openings, small scaly flaps for hind limbs, a long tail and a broad, undivided tongue. It is pale grey-brown above, with a darker head, and almost white below. The most distinguishing characteristic is a pattern of light and dark parallel lines … Read more

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Swamp Sheoak (Allocasuarina paludosa)

Allocasuarina paludosa, commonly known as the swamp sheoak or scrub sheoak, is a woody shrub of the family Casuarinaceae. It is endemic to south-eastern Australia.

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Swift Parrot

The Swift Parrot is small parrot about 25 cm long. It is bright green with red around the bill, throat and forehead. The red on its throat is edged with yellow. Its crown is blue-purple. There are bright red patches under the wings. One of most distinctive features from a distance is its long (12 … Read more

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Totem Poles (Melaleuca decussata)

Melaleuca decussata, commonly known as cross-leaf honey-myrtle or totem poles, is a plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae native to South Australia and both native and naturalised in Victoria. It is an adaptable shrub, grown in many parts of Australia for its attractive foliage but is regarded as an environmental weed in parts of Victoria.

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Woolly Teatree (Leptospermum lanigerum)

Leptospermum lanigerum, commonly known as the woolly teatree, is a small tree or medium shrub from the plant family Myrtaceae. Its common name derives from the conspicuously hairy capsules produced as fruit, along with the fine, silky hairs present on branches and leaves. L. lanigerum is widespread in many habitats, particularly in waterlogged areas such … Read more

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