Nangawooka Flora Reserve, Victor Harbor

Where is it?: Nangawooka Flora Reserve is situated on the Adelaide – Victor Harbor Road near the intersection of Waterport and Welch Roads, about 5 km north of Victor Harbor. The triangular area is only 1.22 hectares in size.

Owner: City of Victor Harbor   More Information

Property summary: Total area c. 2 hectares. Hundred of Hindmarsh Valley – Section 299

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

History: The reserve was founded by the Zonta Club of Fleurieu Peninsula who approached Don Overall to assist in finding a site to plant Australian native plants for the Year of the Tree in 1982. It was formerly part of 68 acres of Forest Reserve leased to the Victor Harbor Council by the then Woods and Forests Department. The reserve was officially opened on 10 October 1984. In 2000 after lobbying Forestry SA, Nangawooka was signed over to the City of Victor Harbor.

Habitat: The habitat is comprised mainly of Pink Gum (Eucalyptus fasciculosa) with Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) and Christmas Bush (Bursaria spinosa). Over 1200 varieties of Australian native plants have now been planted.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 55 (non-passerines 20, passerines 35)

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, Superb Fairywren, Eastern Spinebill, New Holland Honeyeater, Red Wattlebird, Grey Fantail

Less Common Species: Laughing Kookaburra, Brown Falcon, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Eastern Shriketit

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