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.
Moore Park picnic area, at the north end of Moore Park Reserve, is the best place to start any visit to the area. Pack a barbecue lunch and settle down around some tables in the cool shade of the rainforest. The picnic area is surrounded by beautiful scenery at the junction of Findon Creek and Richmond River. You might notice the high ridges of McPherson Range and Border Ranges National Park. Richmond Range begins to rise to the west and south.
You may see groups of grey-headed flying foxes hanging from tree limbs near the picnic area Their natural foods are native fruits and the blossoms and nectar of eucalypts. Massing together, they make a dramatic spectacle, but be careful not to disturb their camp when it’s occupied. When the bats are in residence, please avoid disturbing them as much as possible. Birds which is may be seen include Brown capped Emerald Dove, Rose-Crowned Fruit Dove, Noisy Pitta, Bared cockatoo-shrike, Golden whistler and the Azure Kingfisher.