Birramal Conservation Area
Lloyd New South Wales 2650
The Birramal Conservation Area, known locally as ‘Birramal’, is a 128-hectare site designated for the purpose of environmental conservation. This site incorporates a section of the Wiradjuri Trail between the Olympic Highway and Holbrook Road where you can be immersed in nature, art, and spectacular views of Wagga Wagga and Surrounds on foot or bike.
‘Birramal’ in the local Wiradjuri language means ‘the bush’ and reflects the important connection between Wiradjuri peoples and the land they cared for and which provided food, resources and sustenance in return.
This area is home to an endangered White Box Woodland community which supports the locally endangered squirrel glider. The squirrel glider is a small grey marsupial with a thick brushy tail that can glide 80 metres through the air. In the Birramal Conservation area, you will see ‘glider poles’ that link areas of vegetation.
While wandering through Birramal you will see many new tree-planting sites and artificial nest boxes. Native birds and mammals, such as the squirrel glider, make their nests in hollows of ancient trees. Through vegetation clearing, many natural tree hollows have been lost. New plantings provide food and shelter for native animals, and will in the years ahead offer natural tree hollows.
- Picnic Area
Does not cater for people with access needs.