Tall Trees Trail, Flea Bog Flat

Discover more about the bog and its woodland ecology

Tall Trees Trail, Flea Bog Flat

Bruce, Australian Capital Territory 2617, Australia

Created By: Friends of Flea Bog Flat

Tour Information

Make your way carefully along this 1km trail - please look out for snakes. If you see a snake, move away and let the snake go on its way. Call 000 in an emergency.
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Friends of Flea Bog Flat acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we walk and recognize their continuing connection to Country. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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What You'll See on the Tour

If you look into the bush here you can see a rough track. This is a remnant of the Old Weetangera Road which was used from the 1830s until replaced by Belconnen Way in the 1960s. It ran from the old Yass Road (near present day Lyneham) to t... Read more
Look for this tall tree and see how many hollows you can find. Hollows are homes for all sorts of animals including brushtail possums, parrots, bats and snakes, each species having a preference for hollows of a certain size, position or sha... Read more
On Flea Bog Flat you’ll find several common woodland tree species, with an understorey of native shrubs and grasses. Eucalypts can be hard to identify but looking at their bark can be a good start. Some have rough bark like Apple box (Euc... Read more
Here you can often hear frogs calling. This low-lying area was probably always boggy, collecting run-off from surrounding ridges and drainage lines. European settlers reported on Flea Bog Flat’s notorious mud making travel difficult. Fr... Read more
In case you hadn't noticed, Flea Bog Flat has a weed problem. Along the Old Weetangera Road here you will see large thickets of blackberries. Introduced from Europe in the 1840s for their fruit and for hedges, blackberries now represent a s... Read more
We think this large Apple box tree is the oldest living tree on Flea Bog Flat. The circumference of its trunk is 3.95m which means it's probably around 300 years old. Apple Box trees have rough bark, short trunks and gnarled branches. Like ... Read more
This lonely Scribbly Gum (E. rossii) is the only one we can find on Flea Bog Flat. These smooth barked gum trees have distinctive wrinkles where the branches meet the trunk, as well as 'scribbles' on the bark. These scribbles are made by la... Read more
This old Blakely's red gum is probably at the end of its life. Even though the tree is not in great condition, it continues to provide homes for wildlife with several hollows. Blakely's Red Gum is one of the major Yellow Box-Red Gum woodlan... Read more
Have you noticed that you’re surrounded by eucalypt saplings here? Many factors can impact on successful tree regrowth – young seeds and seedlings might die in parched soil, fail to grow in the shade, or be eaten by animals. It looks li... Read more
It might look messy to us, but logs, branches and leaves on the ground are an important part of a healthy woodland ecosystem. Echidnas and snakes might live inside an old log. Beetles, lizards, and spiders might also make their homes amongs... Read more
Look out and listen for small birds here - they often flit through the shrubs and young eucalypts looking for small insects to eat. With its well-developed understorey, Flea Bog Flat provides lots of safe habitat for small birds such as the... Read more
These stumps would have been tall trees when they were cut down. When these blocks of land were purchased in the late 1800s owners were required to make improvements to their landholdings. This often meant the removal of trees for farming w... Read more


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