Wildflowers in the Greg Duggan Nature Reserve

Wildflowers in the Greg Duggan Reserve

Wildflowers in the Greg Duggan Reserve

The Greg Duggan Nature Reserve is on the northern edge of Peterborough in the mid-north of South Australia. For those visiting the town it is well worth spending a hour or so wandering through this park, especially in late winter and early spring. The photos I feature on today’s post here were all taken in mid-September.

The walking tracks through the reserve are all smooth and well maintained and provide easy walking, as well as wheelchair access. In the centre of the park there is a lookout which has wheelchair access. The lookout has excellent views over the town.

The reserve is named in honour of local council worker Greg Duggan. He is a keen naturalist with a life-long interest in birds and other fauna, as well as local plant species. Some of the plants found in this reserve are rare and endangered.

The reserve is home to a wide range of local flora and fauna, with several species of Native plants found there being extremely rare in South Australia. These plants are Mallee Hop-bush (Dodonaea subglandifulera – Endangered), Two-bristle Greenhood (Pterostylis biseta – one record only) and Ashy-haired Swainson-pea (Swainsona tephrotrich – Rare).

On my visit to the reserve last year I was able to capture a number of photos of the range of plants in flower. Some of these are shown below and others I will post in the coming days.

To learn more about Australian native plants you can access my wife’s site Mallee Native Plants here.

Mallee Hop-bush (Dodonaea subglandifulera

Mallee Hop-bush (Dodonaea subglandifulera

Wildflowers in the Greg Duggan Reserve

Wildflowers in the Greg Duggan Reserve

Wildflowers in the Greg Duggan Reserve

Wildflowers in the Greg Duggan Reserve

Wildflowers in the Greg Duggan Reserve

Wildflowers in the Greg Duggan Reserve

 

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