Posts in FoSCCP
Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park

I have noticed quite a number of dying Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) in the Mount Lofty Ranges, including in Scott Creek CP. There have also been a few deaths of quite old Silver Banksia (Banksia marginata), which is the only locally indigenous species of banksia we have in the Adelaide Hills. It is possible that other factors are also at play, in particular the root-rot disease Phytophthora cinnamomi (Pc).

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Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park

It was great to finally get some steady rain early in May, let’s hope we return to something more like average or above average rainfall for the rest of the year. The good news is that our native vegetation is very resilient and, while it will certainly be impacted by long-term climate change, it will generally recover well from summer droughts.

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Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park

Does anyone reading our programme of activities wonder what bird banding is? The Friends of Scott Creek CP started its bird banding program in 1993, making it one of the longest running, continuous bird banding programs in the region. One or two weekends each month, a small group of us get together in the park at sunrise to set up five to seven mist nets.

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Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park

In July 2014 the Friends of Scott Creek commenced the ten year Almanda Project, to restore rare and beautiful native habitat within Scott Creek Conservation Park, with a particular focus on the eight headwater creek systems of the Scott Creek sub-catchment. We hold an Open Day in autumn each year to showcase our progress with the Almanda Project, and this year it will be held on Sunday 6th May.

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