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.

Landcare Week at Maynard Park

Thanks to all who came to Landcare Week at Maynard Park recently. All up we treated about 1400m2 getting out the ‘harder to get to’ Buffel Grass amongst the rocks and native plants. Jude brushcuttered away and found some Corkwoods, and since Ive cut around the other...

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Landcare Week this Sunday

Im looking forward to getting back into the Buffel grass at Maynard park this sunday. The native plant regeneration in parts has been fantastic and really shows what the place would look like without this weedy grass. I hope to see you there. Activities start at 8:30...

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Winter rains trigger regeneration

Recent rainfall has triggered the return of wildflowers and other weeds. At a recent bush regeneration session at Maynard Park we welcomed the return of many native species including Lepidium, Erodium, Euchiton, Calocephalus, and Rhodanthe. Weeds have also returned...

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Clean Up Australia Day and Buffel Bust

Clean Up Australia Day and Buffel Bust   Alice Springs Landcare held a Clean Up Australia Day and Buffel Bust at Dixon Park, on Sunday 4th March, 2012. It was a lovely morning, after the rain the ground was soft and weeding was made easy. We had a good turnout....

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Bumper season sparks tree seed germination

Recently Landcare recorded the first incidence of the regeneration of tree and shrub species from seed over the last 8 years of Landcare activity. At Maynard Park a number of Whitewood (Atalaya hemiglauca) germinants have been found, as well as an unknown Acacia,...

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Species List

Map of area