Grassland habitat

Grassland habitat
Woodland areas were cleared for agriculture in the 19th Century and are now our grassland habitats. They are now dominated by exotic species mainly *Paspalum dilatatum with some patches of native species particularly Themeda australis. They provide open habitat for Wallaroos.

 Burning grassland
Management treatments to increase the abundance native species in grassland, including burning and herbicide spraying are being trialled in grassland areas adjacent to woodland.

Burnt grassland
Area burnt in October 2006 foreground, area burnt in September 2005 background.

 

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan.