Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden




Wildlife

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah, is a ‘nature lovers paradise’ surrounded by world heritage listed national parks. Relax along one of our many tranquil walks and delight in the abundance of bird song. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the diversity of local fauna, including over 100 species of birds, marsupials, lizards and many colourful insects. Mount Tomah provides a wonderful habitat and a rich source of floral nectar all year round. In the middle of the winter season large showy proteas provide honeyeaters a welcome treat. The beautiful basalt landscaping provides a unique habitat for many wonderful creatures.
 
Don’t be surprised if you see our resident satin bowerbirds collecting their favourite flowers to adorn their courtship bowers in the garden!

The rosellas and the black cockatoos call frequently as they delight in our fruiting trees. Or lie back on one of our lush green lawns to watch magnificent eagles float by. 

If you care for our birds, please don’t feed them

Many of us love feeding ducks - and other birds - but there are some good reasons why you shouldn’t. It upsets the delicate balance of nature and jeopardises the birds’ welfare.

  • Handfeeding makes them aggressive and a nuisance.
  • Feeding makes them lazy. Birds start to depend on being fed by humans. They become scavengers instead of unique wildlife that we can be proud of.
  • Human food can kill birds. Our snack food often contains too much salt and sugar, and can be fatal to birds. Poor nutrition can lead to bone deformities, reduced ability to cope with cold weather and susceptibility to disease.

 

 

 

 

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden