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.

Species count cracks the 100 mark.

On Clean Up Australia Day volunteers noted a new species of grass not recorded in Maynard Park before – Queensland Blue Grass (Dichanthium sericeum subsp. sericeum). Although a relatively common grass species, the find is significant because it shows how native plants...

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Turn out at Maynard Pk Clean Up

A total of 40 volunteers came to clean-up Maynard Park on Clean Up Australia Day last Sunday. Volunteers removed 15 bags of rubbish and assorted waste, and 1.5 cubic metre the weed Buffel Grass, totalling 300kg of waste removed to the ASTC waste facility....

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Clean-up Australia Day

Come along and join in for Alice Springs Landcare’s clean up Australia day event. 6th March, 8.30am-10.30am, Maynard Park, Northside. Clean up activity, morning tea and a guided walk of the regenerating landscape. Meeting Point: Meet at 8:30 am at the Braitling...

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