Nature Festival - Fabulous Fleurieu Swamps
11 October 10am-12noon
Stipituris Conservation Park TrackBeare Lane, Mount Compass, SA, 5210
Walk and talk with ecologists from Landscapes Hills and Fleurieu and Nature Glenelg Trust, the National Parks and Wildlife Service and members of the Friends of Stipiturus and Hesperilla Conservation Parks at the largest Fleurieu Peninsula Swamp in the world.
Learn about this nationally endangered ecological community and the threatened species it supports, as well as the long-term restoration projects being undertaken in the park. Take away a better understanding of what's involved in restoring unique swamp ecosystems.
The Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula (Fleurieu Swamps) are a critically endangered ecological community, found only in the Hills and Fleurieu region. They are characterised by their reedy or heathy vegetation, and occur along low-lying creeks and flats in the catchment areas of Tookayerta, Hindmarsh, Parawa, Myponga, Yankalilla, Currency Creek and Finniss. They support critically endangered flora and fauna, including the Mount Lofty Ranges Southern Emu-wren (Stipiturus malachurus intermedius), and Fleurieu Leek Orchid (Prasophyllum murfetii).
Less than 4% of the Fleurieu Swamps remain, so their protection and conservation is vital to maintaining biodiversity across the Fleurieu Peninsula.