Lachlan Swamp

Lachlan Swamp

Satellite image of Lachlan Swamp and various features (Image: Lisa Thurtell, OEH)

Satellite image of Lachlan Swamp and various features (Image: Lisa Thurtell, OEH)

Located along the lower Lachlan River, the Lachlan Swamp includes Lake Waljeers, Peppermint Swamp, Lake Bullogal and Ryans Lake. Listed in the Directory of Important Wetlands, this area is forested with Black Box (Eucalyptus largiflorens) and River Cooba (Acacia stenophylla), with River Red Gum on the margins. Peppermint, Lake Bullogal and Ryans lakes are predominantly covered by Lignum (Muehlenbeckia florulenta) shrubland. These wetlands are a good example of River Red Gum–Black Box vegetation association and when flooded, support large numbers of waterbirds, including egrets and a variety of ducks, such as the Australian Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis) and Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa).

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