Lachlan Swamp and flying fox populations
Centennial Park's Lachlan Swamp is home to Sydney's largest grey-headed flying fox colony.
Regular tree assessment and environmental monitoring is carried out in this area to ensure the ongoing health and sustainability of the ecosystem as bat numbers fluctuate with the seasons.
The main tree species in the wetland is the Broad-Leaved Paperbark. These were planted about 30 years ago and grow in ideal conditions. Read about Broad-Leaved Paperbarks in Centennial Park.
View a bird’s eye view of Lachlan Swamp in the video Lachlan Swamp in Centennial Park
Flying foxes in the canopy of Lachlan Swamp
Flying-fox camp area in Lachlan Swamp, Centennial Park
Understorey of Lachlan Swamp
School students spot flying foxes in Lachlan Swamp