Beyeria Conservation Park

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Beyeria Conservation Park is a small nature reserve in Kangaroo Island, South Australia, lying 16 km south of Kingscote on the northern edge of the MacGillivray Plain. It was proclaimed on 14 May 1987 following requests to the state government by conservation groups and botanists to prevent further land clearing for agriculture in the vicinity, as well as to protect populations of rare plant species. The name of the park is taken from the generic name of one of the plants so protected – the Kangaroo Island Turpentine Bush (Beyeria subtecta).[1]

Description[edit]

The park has an area of 184 ha. It has sandy loam lateritic soils over deep clay, with gilgais in the otherwise level plain. There is a small, seasonally-filled swamp in the south-eastern corner. The vegetation association is Eucalyptus cneorifolia woodland with Melaleuca uncinata, and Callistemon rugulosus in the swampy area. Apart from the turpentine bush, rare endemic plants in the reserve include Grevillea muricata, Olearia microdisca and Caladenia ovata.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anon (1992). Beyeria and Lathami Conservation Parks Management Plan. Adelaide: Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia. ISBN 0-7308-2674-0. 

Coordinates: 35°47′15″S 137°35′45″E / 35.78750°S 137.59583°E / -35.78750; 137.59583