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Here are some of the more interesting examples of local animals and plant-life found around Mitta Mitta.
Acacia dawsonii
The floral emblem for Mitta is the Mitta Mitta Wattle          (Acacia dawsonii) also known as the Poverty Wattle. This shrub which is attractive in flower can be found on the road edges, particular at Mogorra Gap and along the Omeo Highway. The pale-lemon balls flower in September and the plant seeds in early December. The plant is found along the tablelands to the north of Mitta as far as Moree, NSW.  The Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) is the most prolific local wattle that grows weed-like in the bush and house gardens if not managed.

The Dusky Antechinus (Antechinus swainsonii) and the Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus falvipes) are marcupials that are often mistaken locally for mice.  They eat invertibrates, but sometimes eat skinks and lizards. and even small mice. They have a short and vigorous mating season after which most of the males die.  These magnificent animals are endemic around Mitta and often find their way into homes. They enjoy peanut butter and can be easily captured in a trap for release away from the home. 
The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) can be heard with their loud rattling sound within the Pioneer Mine where they nest on small ledges on the precipitous cliffs. The falcons prey on various bird species including the abundant crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans).
October is the time to view the large range of native orchids in the bush surrounding Mitta.  One interesting species is the Scented Leek Orchid (Prasophyllum odoratum) complex, a complex in Victoria comprising of at least 12 undescribed species. The uncommon  all-green Dainty Bird Orchid (Chiloglottis trapeziformis) is also abundant around Mitta.
The Jacky Lizard (Amphibolurus muricatus), also known as the Tree Dragon, is often noticed sunning itself on a tree stump or log. The diet of this lovely lizard mostly consists of insects and small skinks. The Mountain Dragon and Bearded Dragon and also frequent visitors to the Mitta area.
The best place to spot the Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) is in the Pioneer Mine and in the wet gullies around the town. The lyrebird is a very competent mimic and can be heard mimicing the local birds, especially the Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus).  Over 130 different bird species have been spotted around Mitta.
The Feathertail Glider      (Acrobates pygmaeus), is the world's smallest gliding possum and is named for its long feather-shaped tail. Although only the size of a very small mouse (70 to 80 mm and 10 to 14 g), it can leap and glide up to 25 metres. The marcupial is active at night and can be found around Mitta feeding on nectar, sap and small insects. 
Eucalyptus radiata
The predominant eucalypt species around Mitta is the Narrow-leaved Pepermint (Eucalyptus radiata). Not popular for firewood, this pepermint is one of the species which have been used for commercial distillation of oil. Narrow Leaved Peppermint essential oil is very high in cineole and phellandrene. There are also large amounts of camphene present in the oil. Its companion, the broad-leaved pepermint (Eucalyptus dives) can also be found around Mitta.
Xanthorrhoea australis
The Austral Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea australis) grows with abundance around Mitta Mitta and there are some magnificent mini-forests of this very slow-growing (1-2cm/yr) plant. The grass tree can live for up to 600 years and were a food and material source for local aboriginals. Insects and lizards shelter in the massive foliage and nectar-feeding birds, ants, bees and butterflies are attracted to the flowering spear of the plant.

The Long-Nosed Bandicoot (Perameles nasuta) are in abundance around the town. This cute carnivorous marsupial with a reverse pouch has creamy white belly and feet. They are solitary animals and feed off insects and foodstuffs from the forest floor.
Burgan (Kunzea ericoides) is a shrub found in abundance around Mitta Mitta.  It grows to around 3 metres and the white flowers have the appearance of snow.  The wood is very hard and makes great firewood.
Whilst the shrub thrives at Mitta, it is also found along the east coast of Australia and also in New Zealand.
Mitta Native Plants Listing