Giles Conservation Park

Where is it?: The park is west of Ashton and south of Norton Summit. Access is via Woods Hill Road. Giles CP was previously the eastern section of Horsnell Gully CP.

Owner: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 109 hectares. Hundred of Adelaide – Sections 1118 and 1119

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

History: Horsnell Gully, including the Giles section, was set aside as a conservation park in 1964 to conserve vegetation associations of the Hills Face Zone. Giles Conservation Park.

Habitat: The rugged slopes of this park are clothed with Brown Stringybark (Eucalyptus baxteri) and Messmate Stringybark (E. obliqua). The lower slopes are dominated by South Australian Blue Gum (E. leucoxylon), Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa), Manna Gum (E. viminalis) and River Red Gum (E. camaldulensis). The valley floors have been severely disturbed.

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 66 (non-passerines 25, passerines 41)

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Crescent Honeyeater, Black-winged Currawong

Less Common Species: Brown-headed Honeyeater, Black-capped Sittella, Rufous Whistler

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