Watiparinga Reserve, Eden Hills

Where is it?: Watiparinga Reserve is at the end of Gloucester Avenue, Belair. Public transport is available on Bus Route 196 to Blackwood Station (Stop 22 on Gloucester Avenue, Belair). Alternatively catch the train from Adelaide to Blackwood and then Bus Route 196 to Adelaide and alight at Stop 22. 

Owner: National Trust of South Australia

Property summary: Total area 35 hectares. Hundred of Adelaide – Pieces 4-6 (Filed Plan 15776).

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

History: Watiparinga was one of the first properties donated to NTSA in 1957 by Miss Alison Ashby MBE and contains the first National Trust plaque in South Australia unveiled by the then Governor Sir Robert George.

Habitat: Watiparinga is a restored woodland of Grey Box (Eucalyptus microcarpa) trees over a grassy understorey.

More information: NTSA

Total Species Recorded to Date: 68 (non-passerines 26, passerines 42)

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Striated Pardalote, Australian Magpie

Less Common Species: Painted Buttonquail, Southern Boobook, Eastern Rosella, Black-capped Sittella, Grey Fantail

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