Friends of Terrys Creek support the protection of native wildlife and their habitats
Map of Terrys Creek corridor
Membership is FREE. Receive prior notification of events, fauna list/updates, community action to protect & enhance the corridor & the opportunity to share photographs of Terrys Creek.
Friends of Terrys Creek was formed by me in 2011 to consolidate community interest in protecting the health and high biodiversity values of Terrys Creek and the surrounding bushland environment. Today (2018) we have apx 100 friends on our mailing list. Local contacts for Friends of Terrys Creek come from residents in the local community providing volunteer buschcare services & birdlife surveys. Many thanks to Lucinda, Alistair, Simon, Jenny & Suzanne for dedicating time for this.
Terrys Creek is a major tributory of the Lane Cove River and runs through the local government areas of Parramatta, Ryde and Hornsby councils. The creek traverses several parks and reserves in Eastwood, Epping, Marsfield and North Epping that form a continuous bushland corridor of apx 2klms.
Able to run under Epping Road and the M2 allows the vital linking to the Lane Cove National Park. Vegetation communities include the critically endangered Blue Gum High Forest at Vimiera Park, expansive areas of Sandstone Ridgetop at Pembroke Park and widespread weed infested gully rainforest.
The range of habitat types and opportunities attracts a variety of native wildlife and migratory birds. Since 2007 over 95 species of birds have been identified in the corridor and the good connectivity allows several terrestrial species to navigate its entire length. The sighting of a Superb Lyrebird in 2012 in a property adjoining the bushland in the southern most region of the corridor was significant, as it was commonly assumed to be extinct in the Lane Cove Valley.
The bushland along the creek also contains a large number of mature hollow bearing trees, providing critical habitat for our many hollow dependent species. Terrys Creek supports at least two pairs of breeding Powerful Owls - a threatened species in NSW.
Nature & biodiversity can thrive within an urban environment if given the right protection & maintaining a good connection. Our ever increasing human footprint takes it toll & our environment has been left all the poorer. The loss of mature trees & vegetation from our landscape threatens many species with extinction. Corridors like Terrys Creek play an essential role in securing the future of our native wildlife and preserving the high biodiversity values of our region.
I hope you enjoy your journey of Terrys Creek via this website. Many thanks to Jenny Stiles for helping me
keep this website updated with her amazing bird sightings & wildlife photpgraphy..