Marino Conservation Park

Where is it?: The park of 30 hectares is 2 km S of Marino Rocks Station. Public transport is available from Adelaide to Marino Rocks Station (Adelaide to Seaford Railway) and walking south-west along Newland Avenue and then south on Nimboya Road where there is a car park at the park entrance. The Adelaide-Seaford Railway forms the western boundary, Bundarra Road /Bundarra Drive the northern boundary, Park View Terrace the eastern and pastoral land on the southern.

Owner: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. more information

History: Marino Conservation Park was proclaimed on 2 November 1989. At the highest point along the southern boundary an area has been excised for the Marino Rocks Lighthouse.

Habitat: The park protects an area of remnant coastal vegetation. In the northern part there is native apricot (Pittosporum phylliraeoides) and elegant wattle (Acacia victoriae). Towards the south there are a few remnant mallee box (Eucalyptus porosa). In the coastal heath area coast pomaderris (Pomaderris paniculosa), twiggy daisy-bush (Olearia ramulosa) and shiny ground-berry (Acroctriche patula) can be found. Most of the park was cleared for agricultural practices and a number of introduced plant species have became established. These exotic plant species have been removed and the area has been re-vegetated with locally indigenous plants such as drooping she-oak (Allocasuarina stricta), dryland tea-tree (Melaleuca acuminata) and umbrella-bush (Acacia ligulata).

Total Species Recorded to Date: 39 (non-passerines 15, passerines 24)

Common Species: Crested Pigeon, Singing Honeyeater, Australian Magpie, Little Raven, Willie Wagtail, Silvereye, Australian Pipit

Less Common Species: Australian Hobby, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Black-faced Cuckooshrike, Brown Songlark

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