Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve
|Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve
New South Wales
Blackbutt at located in the reserve
|Nearest town or city||St Ives|
|Area||0.11 km2 (0.0 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service|
|Website||Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve|
|See also||Protected areas of
New South Wales
The Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve that is located in the northerns suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The 10.768-hectare (26.61-acre) reserve is situated in the suburb of St Ives, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the Sydney central business district.
Average annual rainfall is a relatively[where?] high 1,400 millimetres (55 in).
Richard Dalrymple-Hay, proposed that this forest area should be preserved, in the 1920s. The area was originally part of the hunting grounds of the Kuringgai people. Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve is listed on the Register of the National Estate.
180 native plants have been found in this reserve. Blackbutt is the dominant canopy species, other trees occurring include Sydney blue gum, grey ironbark, turpentine and rusty gum. Many of the blackbutt are in excess of 40 metres (130 ft) tall. Interesting smaller plants include false bracken, maytenus, downy chance and muttonwood.
Ringtail possums, sugar gliders, brushtail possums and grey-headed flying foxes are common. There are occasional sightings of wallabies. Birds such as rainbow lorikeets, Australian king parrots, crimson rosellas, currawongs, variegated wrens, black-faced cuckoo-shrikes, superb fairy wrens and silvereyes are some of the many birds found here.
- "Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve: Park management". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
- "Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve: Plan of management" (PDF). NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (PDF). Government of New South Wales. May 2004. ISBN 0-7313-6638-7. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
- The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/33
- National Parks & Wildlife Service, info from a Field Officer
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