Geegeela Conservation Park

Geegeela Conservation Park.

Geegeela Conservation Park.

A conservation park that I have visited a number of times is Geegeela Conservation Park. The southern entrance to this park is at the North East corner of the property that we once owned at Frances, South Australia¬†for eight and a half years. In those days though, it wasn’t sign posted as a Conservation Park. This area containing some 850 hectares was declared a Conservation Park in July 2005.

 

Typical light country of the South East of South Australia.

Typical light country of the South East of South Australia.

I have driven through the park a few times back when we were living out that way. I had helped the folk who leased Geegeela North station on the North side of the park with some crutching. It was at this shearing shed that I saw the tallest Lucerne plant that I’ve ever seen. A couple of stems of the plant had grown up between two loose sheets of iron and, well, they were taller than I am!

 

Typical Eucalypt species in Geegeela Conservation Park.

Typical Eucalypt species in Geegeela Conservation Park.

The park contains mainly a mix of various Gums (Eucalypt sp.), Stringy Bark and Banksia with some Bottle Brush in a few lower areas. Amongst it, other small native plants, including some orchids can be found. For the birdwatchers, the park is said to be inhabited by up to 90 bird species including the endangered Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.

 

'Quirks' of nature

‘Quirks’ of nature

The park is also home to various native animals and even some little creatures and one needs to be alert so as not to walk into this sort of thing along the way!

 

Written and produced by,

David

 


About David

David grew up on a farm in the South East of South Australia. After leaving school he worked on the farm for 14 years before managing another family property for 8 years. He then worked for the South Australian government inspecting Certified Seed Crops for 24 years. He is now a Carer for his wife and guardian for a grandson.

His late father had often had a camera not too far away, back when film cameras were all manual. David himself first used a box Brownie camera in his teens. In recent years David has used a compact digital camera and more recently a Digital SLR. A pick selection of his later photos can be found in http://www.redbubble.com/people/davidjc website for purchase as post cards, greeting cards, canvas prints, framed photos, or as posters as large as A0, equivalent to 16 A4 pages laid out together! Use the link available in the "Outside Links" on the right.

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