Penambol Conservation Park

Where is it?: Penambol Conservation Park is located approximately 22 km south of Mt Gambier. It is bounded by Honeysuckle, Carba and Cameron Roads.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 180 hectares. Hundred of Caroline – Sections 382-384 and 701.

Landscape Management Region: Limestone Coast

History: The area was acquired for conservation purposes in 1984, and was proclaimed as a Conservation Park on 4 November 1993

Habitat: The Park is dominated by Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) open woodland with an understorey which includes Clover Glycine (Glycine latrobeana), Rough Bush-pea (Pultenaea scabra),  Hop Wattle (Acacia stricta), Derwent Speedwell (Parahebe derwentiana), and Golden-tip (Goodia lotifolia var. lotifolia). The central section of the Park, previously cleared for cropping, is dominated by introduced grasses although native species, predominantly Blackwood (A. melanoxylon), are regenerating in this area. Caroline Sinkhole is in the north-eastern section of the park.

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 59 (non-passerines 14, passerines 45)

Common Species: Laughing Kookaburra, Crimson Rosella, White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, White-browed Scrubwren, Grey Shrikethrush

Less Common Species: Emu, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Blue-winged Parrot, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Black-capped Sittella, White-winged Chough

Updated: 27/07/2021


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