Glen Roy Conservation Park

Where is it?: Glen Roy Conservation Park is off the Penola Hundred Line Road, between Naracoorte (27km SSE) and Penola (24km N).

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 544 hectares. Hundred of Comaum – Sections 276, 279 and 479

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South East

History: Glen Roy National Park was first proclaimed on 12 November 1970. It was re-proclaimed as Glen Roy Conservation Park on 27 April 1972.

Habitat: Most of the Park comprises undulating consolidated calcarenite dune ridges overlain by red, weakly-structured sandy soils generally associated with open forests of Brown Stringybark (Eucalyptus baxteri) and Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa), and unconsolidated dunes overlain by bleached sands with a yellow-grey B horizon, generally associated with Brown Stringybark. In the west are low-lying River Red Gum (E. camaldulensis) woodlands subject to minor periodic inundation. Interdunal swamps in the east of the Park have black, organic soils overlying clay or marl, and support Leptospermum juniperinum closed heath and areas of sedgeland.

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 92 (non-passerines 33, passerines 59)

Common Species: Crimson Rosella, Laughing Kookaburra, Superb Fairywren, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Australian Magpie, Grey Fantail

Less Common Species: Yellow-rumped Thornbill, White-winged Triller, Black-capped Sittella, Rufous Whistler, Eastern Yellow Robin

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