Mokota Conservation Park

Where is it?: The park is 6km E of Mount Bryan and 15km N of Burra.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water

Property summary: Total area 465 hectares. Hundred of Kingston – Sections 164, 165 and Allotment 43 (Deposited plan 55833).

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Northern and Yorke

History: Mokota Conservation Park was proclaimed on 26 October 2000.

Habitat: Overall the tussock grassland plant community on the northern and western slopes is dominated by Hard Mat-rush (Lomandra multiflora ssp dura) over Brush Wire Grass (Aristida behriana). Spear (Austrostipa spp.) and wallaby (Danthonia spp.) grasses are important throughout.

Vegetation on low to mid slopes is a patchwork of the following:

  • Sparse native species-rich herbland with few weeds consisting of predominantly native forbs and
  • sparse native grasses, with or without Lomandra sp., Cryptandra amara occurs locally on low rises;
  • Moderate to dense species-poor grassland dominated by Wild Oats (*Avena barbata) and Brush
  • Wire-grass (Aristida behriana) with or without Hard Mat-rush (Lomandra multiflora ssp dura) and native spear grasses (Austrostipa spp.), having fewer native species overall;
  • Dense weedy patches dominated by Salvation Jane (*Echium plantagineum), Onion-grass (*Romulea spp.), Wild Oats (*Avena barbata) and/or other alien plants, with few native species;
  • Dense, native species-poor grassland dominated by Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra).

More information: DEW

Total Species Recorded to Date: 34 (non-passerines 17, passerines 17)

Common Species: Nankeen Kestrel, Brown Songlark, Australian Pipit

Less Common Species: Australian Bustard, Spotted Harrier, White-fronted Chat

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