Over the years, the local council have removed over 500 pine trees from the area, although several are still evident. This has enabled 6000 native indigenous plants to be planted in the reserve to allow it to return to its natural state.
Splashes of colourful flowers were noticed, but close inspection revealed they were 'domestic' type flowers, seeded from houses that surround the reserve.
My first walk saw no birdlife, but the second walk made up for it. There are a few dead trees along one path, which is ideal for photographing birds if they perch there. A wattlebird was the first one sighted and photographed.
In the densely treed area, several parrots were seen. One crimson rosella kindly landed in a nearby tree and proceeded to feed. Although constantly moving it paused occasionally for a few seconds. A few magpies were also seen.
From the entrance in Swansea Road and the walk around the woods and return is about 1.3 kms. With the steep parts, it would make an ideal short workout for the not so fit with some nice bush scenery and the sighting of some birds.