Mount George Conservation Park

Where is it?: This park is 85 hectares in area and north of the South-eastern Freeway between Stirling and Bridgewater. It is partly bounded by Old Carey Gully Road and Mount George Road.

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

History: Mount George Conservation Park was proclaimed on 7 November 1996. An additional 18 hectares was added on 16 October 2003.

Habitat: The predominant native vegetation association is messmate stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) open forest, which occurs on mid to upper slopes throughout the park. On the upper slopes and ridges messmate stringybark and brown stringybark (E. baxteri) open forest occurs and mountain gum (E. dalrympleana ssp. dalrympleana) open forest and rough barked manna gum / manna gum (E. viminalis ssp. cygnetensis / E. viminalis ssp. viminalis) open woodlands are found in the wetter gullies and lower slopes of the park. The understory vegetation generally consists of a sparse to mildly-dense shrub layer over a dense groundcover of sedges, grasses, herbs and ferns.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 45 (non-passerines 19, passerines 26)

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, Crescent Honeyeater, White-browed Scrubwren, Brown Thornbill, Striated Thornbill, Grey Fantail, Silvereye

Less Common Species: Eastern Rosella, Southern Boobook, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Willie Wagtail, Bassian Thrush