Mount Banks, named after Sir Joseph Banks by George Caley in 1804. At 1,049 m (3442ft) Mount Banks can be seen from Sydney. The first two-thirds of the walk, the terrain is the standard sandstone of the Sydney and Blue Mountains regions, with a thin, rough scrub. After this there is a volcanic basalt plug which gives rise to a different vegetated environment with weeds such as Scotch Thistle, Stinging Nettle, even Forget-me-nots growing because of the more richer soils.
|Grevillea laurifolia - Laurel Grevillea|
- Pink Tea Tree, Peach-flowered Tea Tree
FEATHERS, FUR and FANG. Some Of The Wildlife Seen Today.
|White’s Skink - Liopholis whitii|
|Heath Ochre Skipper - Trapezites phigalia|
|Pollen covered beetle.|