Park, in the Adelaide Hills, is a natural reserve close to the centre
of Stirling in South Australia. The Park contains large areas of natural
bushland providing significant conservation and biodiversity value to
the Adelaide Hills.
courtesy Rob Tanner, 2012
A lot of birdlife, bandicoots, kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, snakes and
other wildlife live, feed and breed in the park. This photo of the grey
kangaroos was taken in Woorabinda.
about our efforts to make the park koala friendly, with the help of
grants for revegetation, and a lot of volunteer effort.
featured recently in an article
in Weekend Notes.
It has some good information and a lot of pictures of the lake and birds.
Dogs on leash are welcome in the Park. Please ensure that they
stay on the paths and do not go into the lake. Wild animals are easily
stressed and stressed animals often fail to breed or thrive. Enjoy your
walk, and remember to bring a bag for the doggy do.
Adelaide Hills Council has provided an excellent off-leash dog park
at Wright Road, Stirling, where dogs can be exercised and socialised.
There are several other parks available as well. Full details are available
on the Adelaide Hills
Council web site.
our newsletters for the latest news about the
Park. The Friends work very hard to protect and improve the park, and
we often need help. Read the latest newsletter here.
About the Park for an introduction to the Park,
or view the pages on the separate components of Hender
Reserve, Madurta Reserve, Stirling
Park and Woorabinda. Also check the
bird list, which provides links to photos and sounds of many of the
birds. See the Summer
2012 newsletter for photos and information about recent fauna sightings.
can take a self guided walk around the Woorabinda Lake. A brochure
is available to help you get the most out of your walk.
Environmental Value Assessment Report has been completed for the Friends
of Stirling Linear Park by Robby Towill. It is an excellent report,
and provides a lot of interesting information. It is provided here
as a PDF (3.4 Mb).
courtesy Ronald Kooi
These tortoises were spotted at Woorabinda. This illustrates the need
to leave fallen logs in place as they are put to good use by the tortoises,
lizards, frogs and other inhabitants of the park.
trees and branches in other areas are also part of the natural ecosystem
and whenever possible should be left to rot and crumble away, providing
homes and nourishment for small animals and insects.
you interested in joining the Friends of Stirling Linear Park? A family
can join for just $10 a year, or $40 for 5 years. Print the membership
form from the latest newsletter and send it in.
Donations to the
Friends of Stirling Linear Park Fund are tax deductible.
If you have any
questions about the Park, or comments about the web site, please email.
about similar groups, see Friends of Mark Oliphant
Park or Friends
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