Lathami Conservation Park
Lathami Conservation Park is a nature reserve on the north coast of Kangaroo Island, South Australia, lying 1 km east of Stokes Bay and about 17 km north of Parndana. It was proclaimed on 1 October 1987 to protect important nesting and foraging habitat for the Glossy Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami), after which the park was named.
The park has an area of 2364 ha. The southern sector has soils typical of the island’s lateritic plateau, grading northwards into shallow grey-brown sands and rocky outcrops. The two main watercourses, Deep Gully and Gum Creek, cut deeply into the underlying rocks, forming gorges with semi-permanent waterholes along parts of their lengths.
On the higher parts of the park, the vegetation is mainly a tall shrubland of Eucalyptus baxteri over Xanthorrhoea tateana, Melaleuca uncinata and Allocasuarina muelleriana, interspersed with E. cladocalyx woodland. The lower eaches are characterised by an open forest of E. cladocalyx and E. leucoxylon, with areas of A. verticillata woodland near the coast.
- Anon (1992). Beyeria and Lathami Conservation Parks Management Plan. Adelaide: Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia. ISBN 0-7308-2674-0.
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