Little Mount Crawford Native Forest Reserve (Jenkin’s Reserve)

Where is it?: Little Mount Crawford NFR is located on the eastern side of Mount Road, c. 8 kms SE of Williamstown. Vehicle access to Little Mount Crawford NFR is via Mount Road.

Owner: ForestrySA

Property summary: Total area 176.9 hectares. Hundred of Para Wirra – Sections 147, 148 and Part Sections 146 and 390

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

History: This NFR was proclaimed on 15 March 2001. The reserve was formerly known as ‘Jenkins Scrub’ referring to ownership of the land by the Jenkins family.

Habitat: There are four main habitats within the reserve:

  • Low Woodland – Pink Gum (Eucalyptus fasciculosa) / Long-leaf box (E. goniocalyx) (+/- Silver Banksia (Banksia marginataoccurs in the southern and south-east sections of the reserve, with the former species predominating on the western slope.
  • Woodland – South Australian Blue Gum (E. leucoxylon ssp. leucoxylonoccurs in the western section of the reserve, on the lower western slopes / Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa) occurs on the remainder of these slopes.
  • Grassy Woodland – River Red Gum (E. camaldulensis) / South Australian Blue Gum (E. leucoxylon ssp. leucoxylon) occurs primarily in the north-west and south-west section of the reserve.
  • Low Woodland –  Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillat) can be found predominantly along the north-south ridge and within the eastern section of the reserve.

More information: Forestry SA

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

Common Species: Superb Fairywren, Crescent Honeyeater, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Striated Thornbill, Striated Pardalote, Australian Magpie

Less Common Species: Tawny Frogmouth, Australian Owlet-nightjar, Brown Thornbill, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Black-capped Sittella, Red-capped Robin

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