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Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna

The Yea Wetlands is home to many species of native mammals, frogs, reptiles, insects and birds. Over many years local volunteers have transformed the area removing introduced plant species and replacing with thousands of supplementary native plantings.


Below is just a small sample of what you can find out and about in this beautiful, natural wonderland.

Water Ribbon (Triglochin procerum ) is a native species with tuberous roots that were used…
The Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) is a common wattle of the wetlands, with a life…
The River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) is an iconic tree seen in the wetlands beside…
The Common Reed (Phragmites australis) is a tall and bamboo-like plant that forms dense stands…
Lythrum salicaria Common name: Purple Loosestrife Family: Lythraceae Size: 0.6–1.5m x 1m Description: Erect perennial…
The Azure Kingfisher (Ceyx azureus) is the smallest of the three kingfishers in the wetlands,…
The Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys), known also as the Bellbird is a medium-sized aggressive honeyeater.…
The Rakali (Hydromys chrysogaster) is well adapted to hunt in the river and billabongs for…
The Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) is a venomous snake named for the cross-band marks on…
The Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes) inhabits shallow wetlands in south-eastern Australia. It uses its unusual…
While walking through the wetlands, you may notice paths beaten down through the grass and…
The damselfly Hemiphlebia mirabilis is an endangered species. Described by scientists as a ‘living fossil’…
The platypus is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia. It is a species frequently…