Kenneth Stirling Conservation Park – Wotton Scrub

Where is it?: Wotton Scrub is 82 hectares in area, NE of Bridgewater along Gum Flat Road. It is one of four sections of Kenneth Stirling CP. Take the exit to Bridgewater from the South-Eastern Freeway and head left towards Carey Gully. Gum Flat Road is c. 3.3 km from this point on the right.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Landscape Management Region: Hills and Fleurieu

History: This park was first proclaimed on 13 December 1990.

Habitat: The vegetation is mainly Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) and the understorey is comprised of Bracken (Pteridium esculentum), heaths (Astroloma sp.), pea-flowers (Daviesia, Pultenaea sp.), Guinea-flowers (Hibbertia sp.) and wattles (Acacia sp.)

Total Species Recorded to Date: 70 (non-passerines 42, passerines 28)

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, Crescent Honeyeater, Brown Thornbill, Australian Golden Whistler, Grey Shrikethrush

Less Common Species: Buff-rumped Thornbill, Black-faced Cuckooshrike, Bassian Thrush

Updated: 25/07/2021

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