Located in New South Wales, Australia, the Blue Mountains is of the major attractions of tourists. The plants and animals of this area relate to an exclusive story of evolution of eucalyptus vegetation. This area is famous for breathtaking views juxtaposed with rugged tablelands, deep swamps and inaccessible valleys and sheer Cliffs. These mountains are not only home to eucalyptus, but also to recently discovered Wollemi pine. Through Blue Mountain day tours from Sydney you can explore the flora and fauna of the Blue Mountains in an affordable way.
Flora: The landscape, geology, microclimates and fire histories of this region are very diverse. This is the home to different wildflowers including acasias, myrtles, orchids, boronias and banksias. It also attracts tourists for eucalyptus diversity. Very few of Wollemi pine are surviving still now in the gorge of the Blue Mountains. Many travel operators offering blue mountain day tours also provide a guide to their tourists and you can know more about the place and its flora and fauna from these guides.
There are rare and ancient species in its forests. Some of these flora species are also classified as threatened. Due to land degradation, land clearing, soil erosion and land contamination, the flora of Blue Mountains are suffering.
Blue Glum Forest of Blue Mountains is an example of closed forest. It is situated in Grose Valley in Blue Mountains National Park.
Fauna: There are Koalas, tiger quoll and yellow-bllied glider. Blue Mountains are also home to many kinds of reptiles. Reptiles, like water skink, live here. Dingo, a wild hunting dog is known as the largest predator belonging to this region. They make grey kangaroo and other animals their prey.
Most of the furry animals in the Blue Mountains are nocturnal. Sometimes kangaroos, wallabies and Koalas can be seen eating early in the morning and at dusk. Possums, bandicoots, grey-headed flying foxes, bats and gliders can be seen at night.
It will be wrong to think Black Mountains as a home only to mammals, marsupials and amphibians. The place is also known for its birdlife. Here resides many native and rare species. The mountain ranges are home to Rock Warbler, Flame Robbins, and Pilot birds are also found here. The endangered honeyeater is also seen here regularly along with the yellow-faced honeyeater during migration season.