Angove Conservation Park

Where is it?: Angove Conservation Park is located 16km north-east of the Adelaide GPO on the northern side of Bowen Road, Tea Tree Gully. The park is also accessible by public transport – Bus Route 557 (City to Tea Tree Plaza Interchange: Stop 51 on North-East Road) and then a short walk down Leslie Crescent to Tregeagle Crescent. A short access road runs off the latter.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

Property summary: Total area 5.2 hectares – Hundred of Yatala, Allotment 105, Section 5485.

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

History: The park was proclaimed on 23 June 1994 to protect one of the last remnant plant communities on the Adelaide foothills.

Habitat: Approximately four hectares of the park is covered by vegetation. The vegetation comprises two blocks divided by an old vineyard that is being revegetated. Within the two scrub blocks, four main plant associations and one minor plant association are present.

  • Drooping sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata) Woodland: This association comprises about 50% of the southern block and 95% of the northern block.
  • Southern cypress pine (Callitris preissii) Woodland: This plant association occurs towards the south-west corner of the southern block with the trees themselves being in good condition.
  • Southern cypress pine/drooping sheoak/South Australian blue gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylonOpen Woodland: This association represents about 25% of the southern block.
  • South Australian blue gum Open Woodland: Only a small remnant (approximately 5%) of this association remains on the southeastern boundary of the southern block.
  • Common fringe-myrtle (Calytrix tetragona) Heathland: This minor plant association occurs within the northern block.

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 19 (non-passerines 9, passerines 10)

Common Species: Crested Pigeon, New Holland Honeyeater, Red Wattlebird, Australian Magpie

Less Common Species: Painted Buttonquail, Willie Wagtail, Grey Shrikethrush

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