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Rutter Park Nature Reserve

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Located in the centre of Rutter Park Recreation Reserve, this small but significant patch of swamp scrub vegetation is home to rare and endangered species including Great Egret (Ardea modesta), Wedge Tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans), Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus obesulus), Swamp Skink (Lissolepis coventryi) and the Southern Toadlet (Pseudophryne semimarmorata). 

It is also visited by migratory birds who make their home in Westernport Bay.

The nature reserve is 2.4 hectares and is dominated by tea trees with occasional wattles. The ground story has a mix of lomandra, juncus, and pigface.


  • Conservation/Recreation Reserve
  • Walking trail


  • Walking
  • Birdwatching

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