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Barham Landcare Group

Contact: Roger Knight (send a message)
Phone: 0487 455 511
The Barham Landcare Group is predominantly, but not necessarily limited to, the maintenance and protection of existing Barham Landcare revegetation plots, in particular the 10 Ha Federation Botanical Reserve on East Barham Road.

You Are Invited to Visit the Barham Landcare Federation Reserve

The Barham Federation Reserve is located 1.6 km from the Barham Post Office on the East Barham Rd. Drive along Murray Street, past the Barham Lakes and the entrance is on the right.

The reserve is open to the public, and Barham Landcare encourages you to visit and appreciate the natural environment and the wonderful biodiversity at the site.

The 10ha reserve contains a lighter soil sandhill as well as a heavier clay floodplain adjacent to the remnant Eagle Creek bed.

The landscape diversity provides suitable habitat to over 125 species of plants that are endemic to the local region (within a 100km radius of Barham) as well as a range of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds. To date there have been over 130 bird species identified by local birdwatchers. A bird list is available upon request if you want to see how many you can tick off the list.

The reserve contains three walking tracks with interpretive signage about plants and animals found at the site with many plants numbered to aid in species identification. A species list is available if you would like to improve your knowledge, or to see which plant may be suitable for planting at your property if you so desire.

Interpretive signage also includes information about how local indigenous ‘Barapa Barapa’ people used local natural resources for food, fibre, medicines and for cultural and spiritual purposes.

The facility contains a disabled toilet facility and there are many areas available for BBQ’s / picnics and community gathering events.

Barham Landcare meets monthly and has routine projects that aim to improve not only environmental outcomes, but meet the needs of Landcare members. Examples include plant identification training, plant propagation workshops and working bees, which is great for improving knowledge, meeting new people and for exercise in a great outdoor environment. Barham Landcare welcomes new members.

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