Project: Vegetation Mapping and Fauna surveys
Client: Parramatta City Council 2011-12
Applied Ecology was contracted to map the vegetation and develop species inventories for the core bushland areas within the Parramatta LGA. Eight Ecologically Endangered Communities were confirmed across eight large reserves systems. Techniques used included spotlighting, hairtubing (preparation pictured at right), stag watching, bat surveys (using Anabat © SD2 detectors) searches of habitat and dawn chorus observation. In all, 424 flora species and 114 fauna species were recorded including 13 Threatened species. The threatened Powerful Owl (at left) was regularly sighted and several individuals (and at least one breeding pair) are long term residents of Parramatta.