There are a number of very narrow paths through area allowing penetration into the interior of the bush. Some of these minor paths lead to a dead end, but it is not far to retrace your steps. You won't get lost.
It was in these areas that many birds were seen and heard. The noisiest ones were several Wattlebirds. On a good day, they are almost as noisy as Noisy Miners. They were accompanied by several of these Miners and a sole Rainbow Lorikeet.
A Knox Council survey found that no significant fauna species were found, but some lizards, numerous skippers and a good diversity of native ants was noticed incidentally. (Skippers are insects intermediate between butterflies and moths).
A substantial number of logs and branches on the ground which, combined with dense ground flora, provides good habitat for reptiles. The high density and diversity of shrubs significantly improve the habitat for native insects and birds. The prickliness of many of the shrubs helps protect birds from cats.
On the eastern side of the reserve is a large open area with a small playground and a basketball hoop.
While not particularly suitable for those with exercise on their mind, those who wish for a botanical experience, the Flamingo Reserve would be rewarding. It would also be an educational experience for children to be introduced to the beauty of bushland.