Badgingarra National Park

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Badgingarra National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Badgingarra National Park view over Badgingarra.JPG
The view from a breakaway looking south-east towards the township of Badgingarra
Map showing the location of Badgingarra National Park
Map showing the location of Badgingarra National Park
Nearest city Badgingarra
Coordinates 30°28′07″S 115°26′23″E / 30.46861°S 115.43972°E / -30.46861; 115.43972Coordinates: 30°28′07″S 115°26′23″E / 30.46861°S 115.43972°E / -30.46861; 115.43972
Area 13,108 ha (32,390 acres)[1]
Established 1973
Governing body Department of Environment and Conservation
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Badgingarra National Park is a national park in Western Australia (Australia), 190 km north of Perth off the Brand Highway adjacent to the town of Badgingarra, Western Australia.

The Park is 13,108 hectares (32,390 acres)[1] in area and features high breakaway country overlooking low undulating sandplains. The park is renowned for its incredible diversity of endemic wildflowers.[2] Mullering Brook passes through the park creating a swampy area.

The area is mostly composed of low scrub with plant species such as mottlecah, smokebush, Banksia, Verticordia, kangaroo paw and the rare Badgingarra mallee are found throughout the area. The area is threatened by the spread of dieback.

Some of the spectacular wildflowers that can be found within the park include rare species such as Hakea flabellifolia, Strangea cynanchicarpa and Eucalyptus pendens.[3]

Many animals such as western grey kangaroos, emus, bustards and wedgetail eagles also inhabit the area.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report. Department of Environment and Conservation. 2010. p. 48. ISSN 1835-114X. 
  2. ^ "Park Finder Badgingarra National Park". Government of Western Australia. 
  3. ^ "Badgingarra National Park (entry AHD10200)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "About Australia - Badgingarra Valley National Park". 2008. Archived from the original on 26 March 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2010.