Brisbane's Wild Inner West
Our local catchments area confirms Brisbane’s reputation as the most biodiverse capital in Australia. Situated in the inner western suburbs and close to our city’s CBD it hosts an amazing wealth of species between Mount Coot-tha and the Brisbane River. Dry eucalypt and dry rainforest as well as mangrove ecosystems and remaining green spaces require our special care and attention to survive the pressures of a big city. Let’s join hands to protect and enhance our catchments biodiversity.
The abundance of native wildlife so close to the CBD amazes. Goannas in Toowong, Powerful Owls in Fig Tree Pocket, Bandicoots and Short-eared Brushtail Possums in Indooroopilly, Koalas in Chapel Hill, and the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly are some of the animals in need of functioning terrestrial corridors for wildlife movement.
Fungi are among the most important organisms in our natural environment and occur in abundance in our Inner West catchments. Fungi are vital for the functioning of our ecosystems and provide a range of other benefits.
Well over 500 native plant species are known from the catchments of Cubberla, Witton, Sandy and Toowong Creeks and our local part of the Brisbane River corridor. Among them is the endangered Angle-stemmed Myrtle which occurs...
Lichens are usually forgotten when the diversity of species in a particular area is investigated. They tend to be overlooked and are certainly misunderstood. It’s time for all of us to take out the magnifying glasses and learn a little more about them. They are among the most fascinating of all growth forms in our natural world and provide many benefits.