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Ecology Walk - Session One

Ecology Walk - Session One
Thursday 30th May at 9:30am - 10:30am
Para Wirra Conservation Park
Environment, Fun and Entertainment, Kids and Family, Nature, Talks and Workshops
Families, Men, Seniors, Women, Youth
  • Business / Organisation Name: National Parks SA
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Join Jason van Weenen, Species Ecologist in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Region, on a one-hour walk along Lizard Rock Hike, as he describes the diverse vegetation communities and the wide range of birds, mammals and reptiles that call Para Wirra Conservation Park home.

Jason’s wealth of knowledge of the diverse northern hills landscape, its habitats and the species that inhabit them will make this walk one not to miss!

The walk will follow the Lizard Rock Hike (1.6km return, 45 mins). The hike is an enjoyable loop trail with easy grades and picturesque views across Wild Dog Creek valley. Explore the rock formations along the ridge and see if you can spot the Lizard Rock. This event is great for family groups or anyone who is keen to learn more about the diverse ecosystems of the Adelaide Hills.

What to bring:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hiking boots, preferably with ankle support
  • Long trousers or shorts
  • Long-sleeved light cotton or similar shirt
  • Warm long-sleeve top for stops or if the weather is cool
  • Sun hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • At least one, 1 litre water bottle
  • Small day pack

Meeting point: Lizard Rock Hike Trailhead, Gawler View car park, Para Wirra Drive.

Bookings: This event is FREE but registration is essential.

A later Ecology Walk session will also happen on Thursday 30 May at 11am.

Free Vehicle Entry During May

Vehicle entry to Para Wirra Conservation Park will be free during May as Parks SA and City of Playford celebrates Park of the Month.

You are not required to purchase the vehicle entry fee to enter the park.

Parkapiki Competition

National Parks SA is running a great location-based competition during May's Para Wirra Park of the Month! Visit the park to go in the draw to win great prizes, including:

Judge's choice prize

People's choice prize

Parkapiki have used GPS technology to create a virtual boundary around the park. All you need to do is visit Para Wirra Conservation Park during May and when you’re there, open the competition page on your smart-phone or tablet, fill in the form and leave a creative comment about the park.

Don't worry if your out of mobile coverage, you can enter the competition by loading a digital photo you've taken in the park when you're back in range.

Para Wirra Conservation Park

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