The Royal: What’s special for me?

What’s Special for Me?

I had the universe to myself this morning. Blue sky, a multitude of butterflies and birds, including Black Cockatoos. A freshwater creek to die for. Shade and a good book.

The Royal affords me a chance to wander and ponder in the silence and beauty of its bush. A bush . . . → Read More: The Royal: What’s special for me?

Megadiversity of the Royal – and of the Sydney Basin

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What a big word megadiversity is! But no other will do to convey the riches Royal National Park has to offer.

Yes, Big/Great/Huge in its diversity. Most obviously its biological diversity, of plants, forests, insects, birds, and animals, but also of its landforms, rocks, soils, waters, views, rocky coastline and beaches and Aboriginal sites.

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Four Great Features of Our RNP

The campaign, launched in March, to achieve UN “World Heritage Listing” is gathering learned papers on the very special features of our Royal National Park. Here, broadly, are 4 areas of that specialness.

First! Beyond question, the RNP’s founding as “National Park” in 1879 made it the first such park on the mighty continent . . . → Read More: Four Great Features of Our RNP