The open areas used to be a plant nursery and are being progressively planted and rehabilitated. Glossy Black cockatoos have been recorded here.
Thanks to Tim Roberts (no relation) and Meg Gordon for their help with this.
This map shows a number of contiguous reserves managed by Ipswich City Council (ICC) and (we think) the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. The open area at the northern tip used to be a gravel quarry; ICC plans to develop it for recreation, but the area gets inundated and sometimes scoured during flood events.
The darker green on this map shows one of the few remaining areas of Rainforest on the Brisbane River. There are known to be overgrown trails in there and part of the ICC plan is to open them up through to Camerons Scrub.
Update: the latest version of this map includes substantial additional Council reserve identified at the SE corner.Sapling Pocket
A popular birdwatching and bushwalking destination in NE Brisbane; no cycling permitted. This map was designed for birdwatchers.
The map I drew for the Oxley Creek Common birdwatching brochure; it’s a mecca for birdwatching, a nice walk and a great ride:
Here’s a map I at first created for Where to Mountain Bike in South East Queensland but the area is rather steep for riding. The walk along the creek from Belliss Rd is gentle and very pleasant.
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Here is my new map of Bimblebox Nature Refuge, 80km2 of outback Queensland in pristine condition but threatened with complete destruction by the proposed China First coal mine.