Mudla Wirra Reserve (Pengilly Scrub)

Where is it?: Muddle Wirra Reserve (Pengilly Scrub) is on Molloy Road, 5km SE of Wasleys. 

Owner: Light Regional Council

Property summary: Total area 20 hectares. Hundred of Mudla Wirra – Allotment 1 (Filed Plan 5180)

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

History: Most of the scrub was burnt out during the Pinery wild fire in November 2015.

Habitat: There are three main vegetation associations within the reserve:

  • Peppermint Box (Eucalyptus porosa) woodland on the sandy clay loam in the lowest areas
  • Native Pine (Callitris preissii) woodland on the sandy loam dunes
  • Mallee woodland comprised of Red Mallee (E. socialis), White Mallee (E. gracilis), White Mallee (E. dumosa)  and White Mallee (E. phenax subsp. phenax)

More information: LRC

Total Species Recorded to Date: 66 (non-passerines 32, passerines 34)

Common Species: Crested Pigeon, Red-rumped Parrot, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Singing Honeyeater, White-browed Babbler, Willie Wagtail

Less Common Species: Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo, Eastern Barn Owl, Cockatiel, Blue-winged Parrot, White-fronted Chat, Mistletoebird

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