This tiny reserve is not part of the area of the ‘Big Scrub’ but is all that remains of an area once known as Boyd’s Scrub. Several stands of gallery rainforest, including black bean and silky oak, provide habitat for a large colony of grey-headed flying-foxes and endangered black flying-foxes.
It is the most important example of black bean rainforest in NSW and is just off the Summerland Way near the locality of Old Grevillia, 26klms north of Kyogle. It is a great place for a short bushwalk or a family picnic beside the Richmond River.
A walking track leaves from the picnic area and winds through rainforest to a towering strangler fig. During the walk you may see groups of grey-headed flying foxes hanging from tree limbs. Their natural foods are native fruits and the blossoms and nectar of eucalypts. When the bats are in residence, please avoid disturbing them as much as possible.