Altona CSR Landcare Reserve

Where is it?: Altona CSR Landcare Reserve is off 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. Rehabilitation work is being carried out by the Williamstown Lyndoch Landcare Group. 

More information: Altona Facebook

Owner: The Barossa Council.

Property summary: Total area c. 75 hectares. Hundred of Barossa – Section 582, Allotments 7 (Deposited Plan 18106) and 1000 (Deposited Plan 66305).

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 (Callitris 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: 121 (non-passerines 56, passerines 65)

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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