Environment Park Subotopic Layout
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Native vegetation is mainly heath, mallee heath and scrub mallee growing in infertile sands. The heath and mallee heath contain a wide variety of shrubs such as desert banksia, scrub cypress pine, grass tree, she-oak, tea-trees and heaths. The more prominent shrubs in the scrub mallee are scrub cypress pine, broom heath-myrtle, broombrush and tea-trees.
AnimalsThe region is considered to be the best single area in Victoria for reptiles with over fifty species of lizards and snakes recorded. Ninety-three species of birds have been recorded in the park including the extremely rare western whipbird. Mammals found in the area include the silky mouse, western pygmy possum and Mitchell's hopping-mouse.
27 Nov 2013
Walking tracks in the Mt Samaria State Park are receiving some care and attention thanks to some very active and enthusiastic members of the Benalla Bush Walking Club. Benalla Bushwalking Club volunteers have been assisting Parks Victoria rangers to clear sections of the various walking tracks using hand tools! The…