At Peace Valley we wish to enjoy the local native flora and fauna. Some of the species found in the area are showcased. Invasive weed species and pests which cause problems are also shown. 

Projects

Indigenous Tree and Plant Propagation

Hoop Pine, Silky Oak and Acacia seed was collected from Arborlee and successfully germinated. The baby trees are growing happily in pots waiting for a future home.

Killarney Bushcare

In collaboration with Killarney Bushcare once a month we help plant and maintain trees at several sites in the Cambanoora Gorge region. The Bushcare group meets on the first Saturday of the month.

Camp

The story of our base camp began with signing a contract with Bindarrabi Community for permission to place the camp on their communal ground for a period of 3 years.

Flora

Explore the flora in the tablelands.

Hoop Pine

Araucaria cunninghamii is a species of Araucaria known as hoop pine.

Fauna

Some of the animals that you'll see around camp

Carpet Snake

The carpet snake or python is a beautiful and non threatening snake which is found in the area. It feeds mainly on rats and mice.  

Laughing kookaburra

Kookaburras are almost exclusively carnivorous, eating mice, snakes, insects, small reptiles.

Invasive Species

Some of the weed and pest species that are problematic.

Crofton Weed

Ageratina adenophora, commonly known as crofton weed or sticky snakeroot, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family native to Mexico and Central America. Originally grown as an ornamental plant, it has become invasive into farmland and bushland worldwide.

Feral cats

Cats are kept as pets in Australia and are also one of the major invasive species that are causing detrimental effects to indigenous wildlife. If you wish to keep a cat it's important to have it neutered. 

Lantana

Lantana is one of Australia’s most invasive weeds. It is recognised as a Weed of National Significance (WoNS) because of its impacts on primary industries, conservation and biodiversity, and the extent of its distribution.