Altona CSR Landcare Reserve

Where Is It?: This park is on Altona Road and only two km NE of Lyndoch. Parking is available at the entrance gate.

History: This area was previously used for sand extraction.

Owner: The Barossa Council.

Property summary: Total area 74.4 hectares. Hundred of Barossa – Section 582, Allotments 7 and 1000.

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

Habitat: The open grassly woodland areas consist of River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), South Australian Blue Gum (E. leucoxylon), Peppermint Box (E. odorata) and Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata). The woodland area contains Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa) and Southern Cypress-pine (Callitiris gracilis) with smaller areas of South Australian Blue Gum and Silver Banksia (Banksia marginata) with an understorey of heathy shrubs. There is also a riparian zone where the North Para River traverses the NE corner.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 114 (non-passerines 53, passerines 61)

Common Species: Peaceful Dove, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Yellow Thornbill, Australian Magpie, Black-winged Currawong, Diamond Firetail

Less Common Species: Painted Buttonquail, Shining Bronze Cuckoo, Crescent Honeyeater, Little Wattlebird, Buff-rumped Thornbill, 

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