Jagun Nature Reserve, once a farm
Jagun Nature Reserve was purchased under the Coastal Lands Protection Scheme and gazetted in 1999. Oyster Creek forms the north-western boundary of the reserve, the North Coast Railway Line forms the south-western boundary and the eastern boundary of the reserve runs along the mean high water mark of North Valla.
Our house is on the southern boundary and our garden facing the Reserve is frequented by Eastern Grey Kangaroos and the occasional Swamp Wallaby and Spotted Quoll .
The Reserve is only 100 hectares of mostly open woodland on poor sandy soils, but every walk brings a new sensation, perception, realisation or experience. This morning I saw a Swamp Wallaby, too fast for my camera, and a Water Dragon, again too quick.
Jagun was a farm and traces remain.
Bird life is plentiful. How many birds can you see below?