Bardon State School runs along Ithaca Creek upstream from the road bridge at Simpsons Road. It has been the site of many plantings and bushcare efforts over the years, as students adopt the creek during their time at school. The group leader for bushcare activities is teacher Joe Barbero. Near the bridge at Simpsons Road is a very large Cheese Tree, Glochidion ferdinandi – surely one of the largest in the catchment. Along the creek are several old-growth Waterhouseas Syzygium floribundum and some deep pools. Water quality is generally good due to the canopy. Upstream from the access point to the creek, opposite the bend of Burnham Road where SOWN members are active, 75m south of the bridge, there is some remnant dry rainforest scrub with fairly good diversity, stretching up to Lorward Avenue, and adjoining the Lorward Avenue site.

Access point opposite bend in Burnham Road


Photo: Steve Paterson

Large Cheese Tree


Photo: Steve Paterson

Good canopy


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Upstream from Simpsons Road


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Blood vine, not uncommon but very important locally


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