Next Bushcare Activity
10am to 1pm, Sunday August 25, 2019.
Our next Bushcare activity is a planting and Bushcare maintenance morning Sunday August 25, 2019 from 10am to 1pm. We will be planting and weeding in the vicinity of the creeks junction at the southern end of the reserve. Friends and users of the reserve are welcome to attend. Meet at site 3 on the activities map.
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. ).