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Environment

Vegetation

The park supports over 200 species of native flora including many rare and threatened species. Significant flora includes:

  • buloke (Allocauarina leuhmannii)
  • rock correa (Correa glabra)
  • snowy mint bush (Prostanthera nivea)
  • swan greenhood (Pterostylis cycnocephala)
  • woolly cloak fern (Cheilanthes lasiophylla)
  • dwarf bluebush (Maireana humillima)
  • rye beetle-grass (Tripogon logiiformis).

The plains area of the park carries a grassy woodland community dominated by white cypress-pine, yellow box and grey box.

The grasslands support the largest known Victorian populations of the endangered species:

  • Leptorhynchos scabrous
  • Swainsona murrayna
  • Prauphyllum suaveolens
  • Panicum laevinode.

Animals

The wooded and open grasslands are home to over 100 species of birds, including:

  • the Plains wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus)
  • Grey-crowned babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)
  • Bush stone curlew (Burhinus grallarius)
  • Barking owl (Ninox connivens)
  • Spotted nightjar (Caprimulgus guttatus)
  • Brolga (Grus rubicundus).

The park is also home to a variety of native mammals and reptiles such as the:

  • Black wallaby (Wallabia bicolor)
  • Fat-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicuadata)
  • Striped legless lizard (Delma impar)
  • Hooded scaly foot (Pygopus nigriceps)
  • Tree goanna (Varanus varius).

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