Environment Park Subotopic Layout
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VegetationThe 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.
AnimalsThe 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).
09 May 2013
A partnership between Government agencies, volunteers and scientists has installed barriers to save a rare alpine fish that was in danger of extinction. Parks Victoria, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI), West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA), VRfish and the Australian Trout Foundation …