Next Bushcare Activity
All volunteer bushcare activities have been suspended until further notice during the coronavirus crisis.
You are welcome to walk but not linger in the reserve as part of your exercise regime in accordance with government distancing regulations.
Powerful Owls in the Reserve.
Powerful Owls have often been observed in Warranwood Reserve and were recently photographed by one of our local residents, Wim van Eyk who has kindly granted us permission to display them on our website, so please understand that these photos are copyright and may not be used by others without his express permission.
Warranwood Reserve is an 11 hectare (27 acres) bushland reserve located in the City of Maroondah, some 26 km east of Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, Australia.
It is situated in a primarily urban area, although larger than average blocks along its eastern boundary allow an extended tree cover and reduce the population pressures which might otherwise exist. Much of the reserve was set aside for drainage purposes and there has been considerable modification to the natural drainage lines and removal of vegetation due to the installation of drainage and sewerage pipes. Despite these site alterations, the reserve still contains a diverse and fascinating variety of flora and fauna, mainly because of its steep slopes and varied aspects.
The reserve is managed and maintained by the Maroondah City Council together with the assistance of community volunteers organised by the Warranwood Reserve Special Committee of Council.
The Committee meets on a regular basis to liase with Maroondah City Council on reserve issues and to organize events and programs for community participation such as working bees for planting and weed control.
Please follow the links on this website for more detailed information on various aspects of the reserve ( eg location, flora & fauna, activies, walks, maps etc. ).