Habitats - Natural & Man-made

The Osprey House boardwalk leads visitors to and through terrestrial , those of the littoral (intertidal) zone and to observe habitats installed (nestboxes) to help replace the continuing removal of habitat trees due to housing development, road expansion, etc.

 

Mudflats

Depending on the height of tidal waters, a variety of smal marine creatures, waders and seabirds may be seen and heard. The animals that may be seen vary with the seasons.

Mudflats
Mangroves

Mangroves

This magical ecosystem of shallow intertidal environments, protected from strong wave action, is home to many species only found in such places. At least three species of mangrove occur here.

Open Eucalypt Forest

The dominant trees above the tidal zone are Queensland Blue Gums and Grey Ironbarks - major koala food species. Look out for the koalas that sometimes visit.

Eucalypt
Saltmarsh Flats

Saltmarsh Flats

This habitat of specialist plants ranges from areas covered by the highest high tides to higher zones. Increased salt concentrations in the soil favour certain terrestrial groundcovers, shrubs and trees.

Nestboxes

Working with Hollowlog Homes, Osprey House has installed a number of nestboxes to help support local fauna.

During regular surveys Rainbow Loriquets, Pale-headed Rosellas, Owlet Nightjars, Brush-tailed Possums and Squirrel Gliders have been found using the nestboxes.

Nestbox