Gluepot Bird Reserve part 3

Bush scene at Gluepot Bird Reserve.

Bush scene at Gluepot Bird Reserve.

Gluepot Bird Reserve in South Australia has been set aside for the protection of a significant number of endangered and threatened species of birds. The habitat consists mainly of mallee scrubland, but there are many species of flora present other than the various forms of mallee trees. (Mallee trees are a form of eucalypt tree.)

Wildflowers at Gluepot Reserve

Wildflowers at Gluepot Reserve

There are many different types of smaller plants from ground creepers through to large bushes, including acacias (commonly called wattles) and eremophilas (emu bushes). One can also find a range of daisies and many other types of plants. When I was there last year the area had received above average rain in autumn and winter. The bushland was like a natural garden, with flowers everywhere. This, of course, is wonderful for the birdlife. Honeyeaters in particular thrive in such conditions.

Flowers at Gluepot Bird Reserve

Flowers at Gluepot Bird Reserve

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