Too Good To Lose
Despite being fragmented by urban development, these remnant dunes are unique because they support a surprising diversity of coastal plants, animals, birds and insects all of which are interpendent on each other.
For example the plants provide habitat for a number of lizards and small animals that in turn are the food sources of predetary birds like the Black-shouldered Kite and the Australian Kestrel.
The name "bearded dragon" refers to the "beard" of the lizard, the underside of the throat which turns black if they are stressed or see a potential rival.
They are adept climbers, spending time on branches and in bushes and near human habitation.
Native Pigface (Carpobrotus rossii)
Thick fleshy succulent ground cover with smooth triangular leaves and large pink daisylike flowers.
The edible fruits were a native food source.
The Tennyson Dunes Group
The Tennyson Dunes Group volunteers have carried out surveys and other conservation work in the dunes since early 1995.
They have recorded the presence of a large diversity of flora, many coastal birds, innumerable insects, and a strong reptile poplulation making this a truly important area.