Nixon-Skinner Conservation Park

Where is it?: This park is on Main South Road on the edge of Myponga Reservoir about 3.5km SW of Myponga.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

Property summary: Total area 8 hectares. Hundred of Myponga – Section 245

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

History: This park was first proclaimed in 1956 and re-proclaimed as a conservation park on 27 April 1972.

Habitat: The vegetation is mostly Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) with Pink Gum (E. fascicles) and River Red Gum (E. camaldulensis). Understory plants include Heath Tea-tree (Leptospermum myrsinoides), Myrtle Wattle (Acacia myrtifolia), Golden Wattle (A. pycnantha),

More information:

Total Species Recorded to Date: 81 (non-passerines 35, passerines 46)

Common Species: Laughing Kookaburra, White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, Crescent Honeyeater, Brown Thornbill, Grey Shrikethrush, Scarlet Robin

Less Common Species: Musk Lorikeet, Willie Wagtail, Restless Flycatcher, Rufous Whistler, Black-capped Sittella

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