Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Spring Gully Conservation Park

Spring Gully Conservation Park is located 139 kilometers north of Adelaide near Clare Valley.  The Conservation Park, established in 1926, is one of only places in South Australia where Red Stringybark Trees grow.   This gum tree is small to medium-sized and has a rough fibrous bark.  Unfortunately, due to the current drought, the park has suffered from a major loss of the Red Stringbark, which is better suited for a wetter climate.

The hill top location of the grassy woodlands provides for fabulous views to the west across the Adelaide Plains.  There are a couple of short trails in the park that allow visitors to explore the undulating landscape and its ridges and gullies.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Maya, I'm sorry to hear about the drought here and how it is having an impact on the Red Stringbark. I like your photos. This park looks like a wonderful location to go for hikes.

    Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful evening.