CSIRO Publishing, 2014. 152 pages, Octavo, hard cover, colour photographs.
This book outlines the biology and ecology of Booderee National Park at Jervis Bay, 200 km south of Sydney. The park attracts more than 450,000 visitors each year due to its many special features, including dramatic wave cut platforms and sea caves, some of the whitest beach sands in Australia, and very high densities of native predators such as the Powerful owl and the Diamond python. Roughly 6500 hectares, Booderee packs an extraordinary level of biodiversity into a small area, with more than 260 species of terrestrial vertebrates and over 625 species of plants. It is home to species of significant conservation concern, such as the globally endangered Eastern bristlebird for which the park is one of its last and most important strongholds. The diversity of vegetation is also astounding: in some parts of the park, it is possible to walk from ankle-high sedgelands, through woodlands and forest and into subtropical rainforest in less than 150 metres.