Spring Gully Conservation Park was set aside to conserve the westernmost population of the red stringybark Eucalyptus macrorhyncha. This park is the only reserve in South Australia to contain this particular species. Spring Gully is also well known for its diverse grassy understorey with an abundance of native orchids.
Western grey kangaroos and euros come out to graze in the evenings. You may startle one of them while out on a walk. Common brushtail possums find shelter in the hollows of eucalypts. Evidence of echidnas can be seen by their diggings.
For those with a keen eye, up to fifty species of birds may be observed. Listen out for their calls and songs. Many parrots, kookaburras and smaller birds make their home in Spring Gully. Listen for the calls from frogs in the creek systems and damp gullies, especially following local rains.
Flora and fauna species lists
To download flora (plants) and fauna (animals) species lists for this park, use the 'Create Simple Species List' tab under 'Flora Tools' or 'Fauna Tools' in NatureMaps.