Spring Gully Conservation Park

Where is it?: Spring Gully Conservation is along Saw Mill Road about 5km SW of Sevenhill in the Clare Valley.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

spring-gully1Property summary: Total area 396 hectares. Hundred of Clare – Sections 142, 365, 568 and 572.

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

History: Section 568 was proclaimed on 12 January 1961 as a Wild-Life Rspring-gully2eserve. Section 572 was added on 20 January 1966 and Section 365 was added on 21 March 1968. The area was proclaimed as Spring Gully National Park on 9 November 1967. On 27 April 1972 the park was re-proclaimed as Spring Gully Conservation Park. Section 142 was added to the park on 9 September 1976.

Habitat: The park contains the only Red Stringybark (Eucalyptus spring-gully3macrorhyncha ssp. macrorhyncha) Woodland in South Australia. This merges into Long-leafed Box (Eucalyptus goniocalyx) Low Woodland on the more rugged slopes.

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 77 (non-passerines 31, passerines 46)

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, Laughing Kookaburra, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Striated Pardalote, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Grey Shrikethrush, White-winged Chough

Less Common Species: Painted Buttonquail, Crested Pigeon, Rainbow Bee-eater, Inland Thornbill, Red-capped Robin

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