Pandappa Conservation Park

Where is it?: This park is on Pandappa Road, 20km east of Terowie on the Barrier Highway.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 1051 hectares. Hundred of Wonna – Sections 68, 69 and 189

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin

History: The park was proclaimed on 20 December 1973.

More information: DEWNR

Habitat: The flatter areas support a mallee open scrub of Red Mallee (Eucalyptus socialis) and Yorrell (E. gracilis), with an understorey of Bluebush (Maireana sedifolia) and Ruby Saltbush (Enchylaena tomentosa). With increasing slope, the soils become thinner, and the trees less frequent, with tall shrublands grading into tussock sedgelands. Vegetation in these less hospitable areas is dominated by False Sandalwood (Myoporum platycarpum), Native Fuchsia (Correa sp.), Desert Cassia (Senna nemophila), Native Hopbush (Dodonaea attenuata), and Irongrass (Lomandra sp.).

Total Species Recorded to Date: 87 (non-passerines 26, passerines 61)

Common Species: Brown Treecreeper, Variegated Fairywren, Yellow-plumed Honeyeater, Southern Whiteface, Chestnut-rumped Thornbill, Weebill,

Less Common Species: Red-rumped Parrot, White-fronted Honeyeater, Inland Thornbill, Crested Bellbird, Chestnut-crowned Babbler

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