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Location & Description
Irrawong Reserve occupies an area of approximately 4.5 hectares in the suburb of North Narrabeen, 22 km north of Sydney's CBD. It is located between the Ingleside escarpment to the west and the Warriewood Wetlands to the east, with Garden Street forming the boundary between Irrawong Reserve and the Warriewood Wetlands.
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Irrawong Reserve contains 3 plant communities:
- Swamp Mahogany Open Forest with Wet Sclerophyll understorey
- Swamp Mahogany Open Forest with Reed understorey
- Lilly Pilly Closed Forest
Irrawong Reserve and the adjacent Warriewood Wetlands provide significant habitat for birds.Regionally significant species include the Brown Gerygone which is at its southern limit and the Topknot Pigeon which is a summer migrant and a rainforest vector.
Swamp Mahogany is a favoured food tree species of the Koala in the Sydney region. Other mammals recorded there include:
- The native Swamp Rat (Rattus lutreolus)
- Grey-headed Flying Foxes
- Sugar Gliders
- Brown Antechinus
- Common Ringtail Possums
Four snake species recorded in the reserve include Swamp Snake (Hemiaspis signata) and the regionally significant species Carpet Python (Morelia spilota).
- Irrawong Reserve contains most significant remaining stand of Eucalyptus robusta (Swamp Mahogany) in the Sydney region;
- It's a wildlife corridor linking the Ingleside escarpment to the Warriewood wetlands
- It's a site for scientific research and education
- It's an educational and recreational resource for the local community
- It's a habitat for Koalas and over 90 species of resident and migratory birds