Site is in a stable environmental condition
This site is reserved as a Conservation of an Area of Natural Interest, commonly referred to as a Bushland Reserve. In the past it was gazetted as a Gravel and Camp Reserve (Stimson May 1998). The area is at an altitude of 250 m to 260 m with an easterly aspect and the area consists of gentle ridges on Palaeozoic sediments just above an alluvial plain with some Tertiary sediments adjacent.
The area is of moderate habitat value due to low numbers of introduced plant species, range of habitat trees, but small size of the reserve.
Vegetation Description and Composition
The EVC represented at the site is Grassy Dry Forest/Heathy Woodland mosaic and contains Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box), Eucalyptus macrorhyncha (Red Stringybark) and Eucalyptus blakelyi (Hill Red Gum) with a diverse herbaceous layer, now over fifty native species present (an increase of about 50% over 1997 survey results).
The site has a low proportion of introduced species in the herbaceous layer, comprising mainly pasture weeds. There appears to be minimal change in the vegetation survey results when compared with previous vegetation data. However, the level of abundance has decreased and the amount of leaf litter has increased. Both of these changes can be contributed to the continued dry conditions. The vrot Pimelea williamsonii (Williamson’s Rice–flower) is still present.
Large amounts of leaf litter are scattered across the site in response to dry seasonal conditions