Endangered Species Day

Did you know that Hornsby Shire is home to a critically endangered species?

While it’s not quite as exotic as a rhinoceros or a gorilla, Julian’s Hibbertia (Hibbertia spanantha) — a small and extremely rare plant with tiny yellow flowers — is endemic to the Sydney basin, only occurs in four known locations in the wild and is one of only a few new plant species discoveries in Sydney in recent decades.

Currently, Hornsby Shire Council is actively involved in the recovery of this species, overseeing a key management site at Cheltenham as well as propagation of new Hibbertia plants at our Warada Ngurang Community Nursery, where Bushcare Trainer and Interim Nursery Manager, Tony Gorman, is overseeing the care of these special seedlings.