Maynard Park (Northside)

A small hill with a high diversity of native species isolated by roads and houses in Northside. The hill sustains about 125 plant species due to its rich soil, vriations in aspect and microclimates created by its rocky profile.

Work has been ongoing for up to 20 years when it was recognised that it still had a good sample of shrub and tree species that had not yet suffered significant fire damage. The resultant resurgence of groundcover species after buffel growth was suppressed has led to the high species count.

The hill is situated near a primary school and the School of the Air headquarters which creates a great opportunity to use it as an outdoor classroom where kids and their parents can experience and study a small remnant of central Australia’s biodiversity.

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