John Colahan Griffin Nature Reserve

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The John Colahan Griffin Nature Reserve is a 96 ha conservation reserve in north-central Victoria, south-eastern Australia. It lies 185 km north-west of Melbourne. It was acquired in 2011 by Bush Heritage Australia as a result of a legacy from John Colahan Griffin.[1]

Description[edit]

The reserve lies between St Arnaud Range National Park and Dalyenong Nature Conservation Reserve. It contains old-growth eucalypt woodland, including long-leaved box and yellow gum trees, some of which are very large and likely to be over 300 years old.[1]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Vegetation communities represented are grassy woodland, heathy dry forest, box-ironbark forest and alluvial terraces herb-rich woodland. Nationally endangered red cross and Stuart Mill spider orchids are present. Animals recorded from the reserve include swift parrots, brown treecreepers, crested bellbirds, painted and black-chinned honeyeaters, fat-tailed dunnarts, lace monitors and woodland blind snakes.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "John Colahan Griffin Nature Reserve: One man's special gift to future generations". BHA Reserves: Victoria. Bush Heritage Australia. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 

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Coordinates: 36°47′S 143°21′E / 36.783°S 143.350°E / -36.783; 143.350