Geographic area: Flea Bog Flat is an 8.5 hectare patch of native bush in Bruce, corner Haydon Drive
and Belconnen Way.
This area of native bush and ephemeral wetland is not only of ecological importance but also has historic significance for Canberra as it contains a remnant part of the old Weetangera Road. This was one of the earliest parish roads in the region, running from present-day Lyneham to the Molonglo River, connecting rural properties. As the suburbs of Belconnen were developed from the mid-1960s the road was gradually replaced, but many Canberra residents still remember travelling on the road for picnics at Uriarra.
Flea Bog Flat contains 4.5 hectares of critically endangered Yellow Box-Blakeley’s Red Gum Woodland with an understorey of moderate to high native forb diversity. The block is densely vegetated and many bird species flourish amongst the eucalypts and the mid-storey of acacias and other shrubs, as well as possums and gliders.
Activities: Friends of Flea Bog Flat received an ACT Environment Grant in 2021 to engage an ecologist to prepare a Biodiversity Management Plan for the block. The Plan will guide our ongoing weed management activities and other site works including monitoring and interpretive work.
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