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.
Much 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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  • Easy walk, easy access and lots of bats! Also scrub Turkey’s and Land Mullets (which are lizards, the largest of the skinks). Not a good choice though if you are not into bats  more »
  • Come and enjoy the river in natures own surrounding. Good picnic area with BBQ and toilets. Thhis is also a free overnight caravan or camp stopover. See the Bat colony at the Brush.  more »
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  • The reserve itself is amazing with huge trees and thousands of Flying foxes. Campsite is free with toilets and a flat grassy area. Greeted by friendly local Ron who advised us on things to see in the area.
  • Beautiful! So much heritage, natural beauty and a great display of Australian flora. Didn't get to go on the flying fox loop but that's okay. Amenities were terrible though...

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