Plants, animals and landscape
Burning Mountain Nature Reserve's unique geological formation, its burning coal seam, and the surrounding forest provide habitats for many native animals.
During your visit you may see eastern grey kangaroos, wallaroos, red-necked wallabies and echidnas. If you walk quietly you may see copper-tailed skinks and other lizards basking in the sun. Other reptiles such as the eastern brown snake, red-bellied black snake, bearded dragon and lace monitor have been recorded here.
Arboreal mammal species include the common ringtail possum and the sugar glider as well as koalas.
This small pocket of native open forest and closed woodland, surrounded by grazing and mining, offers refuge to thirty one recorded species of bird. Common birds in the reserve include treecreepers and thornbills.
Plants in the reserve include kangaroo thorn, narrow-leaved ironbark, grey box, rough-barked apple, grey gum, forest red gum and narrow-leaved stringybark.
Introduced plants include prickly pear and tiger pear.
More about this park
A bioregion is basically a group of landscapes that have a lot in common. Bioregions can cover millions of hectares, but looking across them, you'll find many similarities in climate, geology, soils, landforms, vegetation and other environmental factors.
This park is in the following bioregions, and you can use the links below to get bioregion overview information. You won't find detailed coverage of the park here, but you will get a general impression of the wider landscapes the park lies within.