Geology of the Bally Mt Conservation Reserve

16 Apr 2012 2:07 PMSusan GuthrieGeology of the Bally Mt Conservation Reserve

Whilst wandering out in the Tallebudgera Valley last September, one of the landowners mentioned the new Bally MT Conservation Reserve (see earlier blog for more info) that was being amalgamated by the GCCC at the time. After gaining permission to walk through his property, I followed a steep 4wd track up to a small plateau below the main peak and took a few photos of the interesting and unusual geology I saw.

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David Fleay Wildlife Park 60th anniversary

4 Apr 2012 12:19 PMSusan GuthrieDavid Fleay Wildlife Park 60th anniversary

In late 1951, after investigating around Brisbane and South East Queensland, David Fleay selected the Tallebudgera estuary as a suitable site for a fauna reserve. The attraction of the site was, according to Fleay, the flood-free forested slopes and gullies, a splendid run off, koala fodder gums with koalas in residence, and the presence of fish, mammals and birds.

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