Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs):
Ecologists use the EVC as a means of indicating the type of vegetation found in an area.
The Endeavour Fern Gully Property comprises 4 major EVCs which you will pass through:
1. Fern Swamp (EVC 721)
2. Riparian Forest (EVC 023),
3. Herb Rich Foothill Forest (EVC 018)
4. Forest Creekline Sedge Swamp (EVC 728).
The diversity of EVCs provides habitat for a wide variety of birds and fauna. As you walk through the gully you may see powerful owls, rufus fantails as well as a variety of more common birds such as yellow robins and shrike thrushes. Also look out for yabbie holes and the scats of wallaby and kangaroo.
Grey Shrike Thrush Photograph: Keith Hindley