Surveying Barren Grounds-Budderoo

Anything but barren: Barren Grounds Nature Reserve and Budderoo National Park are home to a diverse range of threatened species.

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve

This short video introduces a team from the Office of Environment and Heritage who are surveying threatened species in Barren Grounds Nature Reserve and Budderoo National Park in the Southern Highlands.

The survey results show a diverse range of threatened animals call the Highlands home including long-nosed potoroos, eastern bristlebirds and ground parrots, as well as threatened native plants like Grevillea rivularis and Pomaderris walshii.

The spotted-tailed quoll is the Australian mainland’s largest carnivorous marsupial and is also being observed in greater numbers in the area. Read more about the Quollidor Saving our Species project which aims to improve the resilience and size of the Barren Grounds-Budderoo spotted-tailed quoll population.