Telford Scrub Conservation Park

About: Telford Scrub Conservation Park has a boardwalk 100 metres long and just over 4 metres high that is placed amongst the branches of the trees, enabling visitors to catch a glimpse of the many birds that live there.

Where is it?: Telford Scrub Conservation Park is located 14 km north of Mt Gambier off Grundys Lane.

Telford Scrub Conservation ParkOwner: Department for Environment and Water

Property summary: Total area 170 hectares. Hundred of Young – Section 134.1

Landscape Management Region: Limestone Coast

History: Telford Scrub Conservation Park was first proclaimed on 12 March 19872

Habitat: The Park comprises a series of sand ridges overlying limestone, Telford Scrub Conservation Parkgiving way to low lying wetlands in the southern and eastern sections. It supports four major vegetation associations:

  • Brown Stringybark (Eucalyptus baxteri) open woodland;
  • Brown Stringybark/Rough-barked Manna Gum (E. viminalis subsp. cygnetensis) open woodland with isolated Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon), and Silver Banksia (Banksia marginata)Native Box (Bursaria spinosa), and Bracken (Pteridium esculentum) understorey
  • Swamp Gum (E. ovata) open woodland with an understorey of Heath Tea-tree (Leptospermum myrsinoides), bottlebrush tea-tree (Melaleuca squarrosa}, sword-sedge (Lepidosperma sp.), and rushes (Juncus sp); and
  • low open shrubland dominated by Prickly Tea-tree (L. continentalis), Heath Tea-tree (L. myrsinoides), sedges (Ghania sp.) and rushes (Juncus sp.).3

Total Species Recorded to Date: 117 (non-passerines 65, passerines 52)

Common Species: Black-winged Currawong, Superb Fairywren, Laughing Kookaburra, Australian Magpie, Crimson Rosella, White-browed Scrubwren, White-throated Treecreeper

Less Common Species: Australian Boobook, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Pied Currawong, Satin Flycatcher, Grey Goshawk, Latham’s Snipe, White-browed Woodswallow

More information: NPWSSA, WalkingSA

 1 Department for Environment and Water (2019). Protected Areas Information System Property Summary Report (15 March 2019). Adelaide, South Australia. p. 56.  

 4  Government of South Australia (1987). National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972, Sections 30 and 43: Telford Scrub Conservation Park Constituted. South Australian Government Gazette 11: 594.(12 March 1987).  

 4  Department of Environment and Natural Resources. (1994). Small Inland Parks of the South East Management Plan.  

Updated: 6/09/2021


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