Location: Frankston North, Melways Map 100 Grids C9 to C11, D9 to D11 & E9 to E11
Access: Excelsior Drive off Dandenong Frankston Road (Map 100 Grid C9). Pedestrian access is also available from Warrawee Drive (Map 100 Grid C11), Tamarisk Drive (Map 100 Grid C8) and Adib Court (Map 100 Grid B9).
Facilities: Parking (off Excelsior Drive), walking tracks, the nearest public toilets are located in the Pat Rollo Reserve, Silver Avenue, Frankston North (Map 100 Grid B7
Habitat: Much of the vegetation of the reserve is remnant heathland with Silver-leaf Stringybark and Black Sheoak. It is still in a reasonable natural condition and contains many species of plants now rare on the Mornington Peninsula. Native orchids are a highlight of the many wildflowers that mainly bloom in spring. Rabbit Ears Orchid, Dwarf Greenhood Orchid and the not so common Common Spider Orchid are some of the orchids to be found among the 170 or more plant species recorded.
Park Notes & Map: Click here
Typical Common Birds include:
Rock Dove; Spotted Dove; Brown Goshawk; Silver Gull; Rainbow Lorikeet; Eastern Rosella; Pallid Cuckoo; Superb Fairy-wren; White-browed Scrubwren; Brown Thornbill; Spotted Pardalote; Striated Pardalote; White-eared Honeyeater; White-plumed Honeyeater; Noisy Miner; Red Wattlebird; New Holland Honeyeater; White-naped Honeyeater; Golden Whistler; Grey Shrike-thrush; Dusky Woodswallow; Grey Butcherbird; Australian Magpie; Grey Fantail; Little Raven; Eastern Yellow Robin; Welcome Swallow; Common Blackbird; Common Myna; Red-browed Finch.
Other Possible Birds include:
Pacific Black Duck; Brush Bronzewing; Straw-necked Ibis; Peregrine Falcon; Striated Thornbill; Yellow-faced Honeyeater; Little Wattlebird; Willie Wagtail; Magpie-lark.
Outings Bird Lists: For a Bird List of all recent BirdLife Melbourne Outings to this site, click here