Porter Scrub Conservation Park

Where is it?: The park is 104 hectares in extent and about 4 km. NE of Lobethal at the junction of Lihou Road and Maidment Road which also forms the southern boundary. Burfords Hill Road forms part of the northern boundary with private land the remaining boundaries.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Landscape Management Region: Hills and Fleurieu

Habitat: The park terrain is undulating to hilly, flanking a central valley along Howard Creek. It includes areas of messmate stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) woodland and candlebark gum (E. dalrympleana ssp. dalrympleana) open forest. pink gum (E. fasciculosa) low woodland and river red gum (E. camaldulensis var. camaldulensis) woodland are found in the park. The park also supports grassy woodlands of messmate stringybark and manna gum (E. viminalis)/South Australian blue gum (E. leucoxylon).

Total Species Recorded to Date: 59 (non-passerines 27, passerines 32)

Common Species: White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Grey Shrikethrush, Striated Pardalote, White-browed Scrubwren, Brown Thornbill, Australian Golden Whistler, Grey Shrikethrush, Grey Fantail

Less Common Species: Common Bronzewing, Sacred Kingfisher, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Black-capped Sittella, Willie Wagtail

Updated: 28/072/2022


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