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Native Plants

Turpentine
Syncarpia glomulifera

Grey Gum
Eucalyptus punctata

Grey Iron Bark
Eucalyptus paniculata

White Mahogany
Eucalyptus acmenioides

Smooth-barked Apple
Angophora costata

Red Ash
Alphitonia excelsa

Forest She-oak
Allocasuarina torulosa

Black She-oak
Casuarina littoralis

Sweet Pittosporum
Pittosporum undulatum

Hickory Wattle
Acacia implexa

Geebung
Persoonia linearis

Spotted Gum
Corymbia maculata

Guoia
Guoia semiglauca

Slender Mat Rush
Lomandra filiformis

Spiny-head Mat Rush
Lomandra longifolia

Prickly Moses
Acacia ulicifolia

Narrow-leaved Palm Lily
Cordyline stricta

Native Passionfruit
Passiflora herbertiana

Prickly-leaved Paperbark
Melaleuca nodosa

Long-flowered Mistletoe
Dendrophthoe vitellina

Blue Flax Lily
Dianella caerulea

Broom
Jacksonia scoparia

Hairy Apple Berry
Billardiera scandens

Pomaderris
Pomaderris sp

Trailing Guinea Flower
Hibbertia dentata

Native Frangipani
Hymenosporum flavum

Climbing Guinea Flower
Hibbertia scandens

Rough Holly
Podolobium ilicifolium

Daisy Bush
Ozothamnus diosmifolius

Rough Fruit Pittosporum
Pittosporum revolutum

BirdsNest Fern
Asplenium australasicum

Necklace Fern
Asplenium flabellifolium

Bracken Fern
Pteridium esculentum

Sickle Fern
Pellaea falcata

Burrawang
Macrozamia sp

Rough Maidenhair Fern
Adiantum hispidulum

Rock Fern
Cheilanthes sp

Rasp Fern
Doodia aspera

Ground Berry
Acrotriche divaricata

Hoary Guinea Flower
Hibbertia obtusifolia

                  Old Man’s Beard                             Clematis glycinoides

Dusky Coral Pea
Kennedya rubicunda

False Sarsparilla
Hardenbergia violacea

Fungi

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Fungi are very tricky to identify.  To start the process the following names have been suggested but awaiting confirmation. 

  • Russula species;
  • Ramaria coral fungus species;
  • Slime mould; – Line 3e
  • Ghost Fungus (Omphalotus nidiformis – glows in the dark);
  • Hairy Crust bracket fungus;
  • Elegant Blue Webcap (Cortinarius rotundisporus);- Line 5b
  • Rooting Shank (Xerula radicata); and little
  • Suede Milk Cap (Lactifluus clarkeae) – Line 4c ?
  • Ruby Bonnett (Mycena viscidocruenta).- Line 5a
  • Red Woodchips Fungus (Leratiomyces ceres) – Line 5c ?

Weeds

Verbena
Verbena rigida

Hoary Mullein
Verbascum sp

Purple Top
Verbena bonariensis

Camphor Laurel
Cinnamonum camphora

Broad-leaved Privet
Ligustrum lucidum

Crofton Weed
Ageratina adenophora

Small-leaved Privet
Ligustrum sinense

Red Natal Grass
Melinis repens

Chilean Quaking Grass
Briza subaristata

Blowfly Grass
Briza maxima

Paddy’s Lucerne
Sida rhombifolia

Formosan Lily
Lilium formosanum

Cobblers Peg
Bidens pilosa

Turkey Rhubarb
Acetosa sagittata

Pampas Grass
Cortaderia selloana

White Clover
Trifolium repens

Morning Glory
Ipomoea indica

Blackberry
Rubus fruticosus

Wild Tobacco
Solanum mauritianum

Mickey Mouse Bush
Ockna serrulata

Wild Passionfruit
Passiflora sp

Cassia
Senna pendula

Fumatory
Fumaria officinalis

Madeira Vine
Anredera cordifolia

Asparagus Fern
Protoasparagus aethiopicus

Lantana
Lantana camara

African Olive
Olea europaea spp africana

Native Fauna

Amphibians
Banjo Frog
Birds

More than 60 birds have been observed by a Munibung Hill Conservation Society member who has been visiting Munibung Hill for over 22 years.  How many of these birds still reside or visit Munibung Hill we are unsure of. The small selection of images here are not all of actual sitings but are included for identification purposes should you come across them while visiting the area.

Nankeen Kestrel with lizard
Kookaburra
Swamp Harrier, 10.09.08 T.Clarke
Brown Goswak, 26.08.08 T.Clarke, Bird Observers Society
Whipbird (s)
Eastern yellow robin (s)
King parrot
Blue wren
Beautiful Firetail (s)
Red Wattlebird
Welcome Swallow
White-plumed Honeyeater
Tawny Frogmouth
Little Wattlebird
Masked Owl is a threatened species
Powerful Owl - a threatened species - in tree hollow
White-bellied Sea Eagle is a threatened species
Invertebrates

Invertebrates are animals without a backbone. Of the planet’s estimated 15-30 million animal species, 90% or more are invertebrates. Invertebrates live just about anywhere.  There is a good chance that you have seen an invertebrate recently. Do you recall batting away a fly, unearthing a worm, or admiring a spider as it waited to catch food in its web. Well guess what? All of these animals and many more are collectively known as invertebrates – animals that lack a backbone. 

Invertebrates are everywhere.  There are so many invertebrates on this planet that it is impossible to count them all. They come in many shapes and sizes, live practically anywhere and provide many services that are vital for our survival.  Invertebrates are all around us and yet amazingly most go about their daily business unnoticed. Much of this has to do with the size of invertebrates. On land, invertebrates range from fractions of a millimetre to approximately 150 centimetres in length, though most are less than five centimetres.

Invertebrate groups.  Terrestrial (land) invertebrates include the following groups, many of which also have members that live in freshwater or marine environments: Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes, Worms, Velvet worms, Slaters, Landhoppers

Other invertebrates include land-dwelling members such as: Snails and slugs.

Source: https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/teachers/learning/what-are-invertebrates/

Note:   Insects have three body regions (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of legs and a pair of antennae.  One gift most insects have that other arthropods lack is the ability to fly.

 

 

 

Red-Eye Cicada
Mammals

Southern Brown Bandicoot

Ring-tailed Possum, image courtesy Museum Victoria
Brushtail Possum, image by David Cook
Wallaby not unlike this one was spotted on the south west side of Munibung Hill in 2018
Reptiles

Goanna

Lizard, bearded-dragon

Blue-tongue lizard

Common Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus spotted on Munibung Hill 17.10.18 at 8.30am.  This species has a yellow belly, is non-venomous and is common in eastern Australia. Image by Eric Vanderbuys, in What Snake is that? Hunter & Central Coast NSW

Long-necked tortoise

Diamond Python
Wataer Dragon
Red-bellied Black Snake (s)

Non native invaders

Introduced animals be they domestic or wild are of great concern to the Munibung Hill Conservation Society.  These are very distressing pictures.

Cats and foxes are both introduced species of the hunting variety that prey on native wildlife. It is extremely important to keep cats indoors at night. And the dumping of unwarranted pets in the bush is a crime against nature in our view.
(Images are generic for illustration purposes only, sourced from ABC News and Conservation Volunteers Australia)

Bandicoots are prey for domestic and feral cats
Bandicoots are vulnerable to attack by foxes.

Beyond

Newcastle Astronomical Society member at the ABCtv Stargazing Live event at Speers Point park 23 May 2018

Community Art

Valuing our City’s Trees – a workshop held at Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre, 10th August 2019.  Image 3rd at right is Robyn Charlton, team leader and supplier of resources and inspiration.

A team effort

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