Bordering the Merri Creek and now surrounded by industrial uses, the reserve supports large areas of Plains Grassland and patches of Red Gum Plains Grassy Woodland.

Along the Merri Creek are stands of Woolly Tea-tree, Riparian Scrub and Escarpment Shrublands.

Bababi Marning (Cooper Street) Grassland Nature Conservation Reserve is an important part of the larger Merri Creek Marran Baba Parklands which is a critical biodiversity corridor through Melbourne’s northen suburbs from Mt Ridley all the way to Yarra Bend Park .