Telford Scrub Conservation Park

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

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 170 hectares. Hundred of  Young – Section 134.

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South East

History: Telford Scrub Conservation Park was first proclaimed on 12 March 1987.

Habitat: The Park comprises a series of sand ridges overlying limestone, giving 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.).

More information: DEWNR

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

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

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

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