Manning Flora & Fauna Reserve, McLaren Flat

Where is it?: This Heritage Agreement area of 45 hectares is about 1.7 km NW of McLaren Flat at the corner of Kays and Whitings Roads.

Owner: The Field Naturalists Society of South Australia Incorporated. more information

History: This reserve was bequeathed to the FNS by Sydney Britton Henry Manning upon his death on 4 December 1955.

Habitat: It is an area of remnant dry sclerophyll woodland dominated by Pink Gum (Eucalyptus fasciculosa) and Silver Banksia (Banskia ornata) with larger shrubs including Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha), Small Bull Oak (Allocasuarina striata), Grass-tree (Xanthorrhoea semiplana) and tea-tree (Leptospermum sp.) which can all be found as pure communities.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 96 (non-passerines 44, passerines 52)

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, New Holland Honeyeater, Red Wattlebird, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Spotted Pardalote, Striated Thornbill, Australian Magpie, Black-winged Currawong, Grey Fantail, Little Raven, Red-browed Finch, Silvereye

Less Common Species: Peregrine Falcon, Brush Bronzewing, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, White-winged Triller, Eastern Shriketit, Bassian Thrush