A visit to Strickland State Forest: The Central Coast of New South Wales has many valuable National Parks and other reserves. Strickland State Forest is situated north of Gosford and protects a range of habitats and native plants. Rainforest occurs along creeks and is the home of many plant species and very active leeches. Sclerophyll forest occurs on dry ridges with an equally interesting range of plants but with an absence of leeches. One interesting plant, found on these dry ridges, is Grevillea oldei named after Peter Olde co-author of the Grevillea Book and leader of the Grevillea Study Group. This small Grevillea is classified as a rare plant with limited natural distribution. A number of walking tracks give access to many areas. Logging no longer takes place in the State Forest.

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