Flora : Fauna : Parks
Nature in and around Sydney
In Sydney attractions like the Opera House, skyscrapers and beautiful
residential homes share the attractiveness with pristine bush land, sandstone
rocks, natural harbour and the coastline. Citizens and Visitors enjoy
the ubiquitous mixture of pulsing metropolitan life and relaxing sometimes
almost deserted nature.
Sydney does not have the biodiversity of rain forests, but anyway there
are around 2000 native plants and additional 1000 weeds, among which are
a lot of plants from other regions of Australia. The rich flora feeds
around 300 native birds and numerous mammals, marsupials, reptiles, etc.
Some words about the use of the terms weed and pest: The european immagrants
thoughtlessly brought a lot of plants and animals with them. These plants
and animals had been useful for economic and decorative purpose. Unfortunately
a lot of the introduced flora and fauna replaced the australian counterpart.
The european plants and animals had been resistent against the deseases
which also came with the immigrants and caused the death of a lot the