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Pylon Track


Morialta Conservation Park




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Site Description

The Pylon Track project site is a Stringy Bark (Eucaltyptus obliqua, Eucalyptus baxteri and Eucalyptus fasciculosa) heathland with a rich variety of understorey species over sandy loam soil.

What this project protects


The Pylon Track project protects many amazing threatened species. This is the heartland of habitat for the nationally endangered southern brown bandicoot in our parks. It is also known habitat for the endangered Mount Lofty Ranges chestnut-rumped heathwren (see our logo!). Both of these species need high quality understorey and ground cover to survive. Additionally the location is a known breeding site for  the state rated vulnerable yellow footed antechinus and yellow-tailed black cockatoo. 
Southern Brown Bandicoot

Our Focus


Our work at the Pylon Track site has progressed to the stage where the quality of the habitat is so high that threatened species habitat is much improved from when we first started working there. The highest priority of the project is to contain the emerging weed Muraltia. We have a long term aim of eradication of this weed. The project also requires a patrol through the area every one to two years to ensure the gains already made are not lost, so we check the site to make sure no weeds are re-establishing in the project area.
Muraltia in flower

Donations to Morialta Conservation Park Bandicoot Habitat Protection will help protect this project site.


How to get involved


Due to the nature of the project new volunteers must be partnered to go out with experienced volunteers to work in this site. You can check out all our upcoming events on our calendar or contact us if you have a particular interest in this site. 

Volunteer Stories

Hi, my name is Ann and I love to volunteer at the Pylon Track as the wildflowers in spring are just wonderful to see. The native orchids come up at all different times of the year and are such a pleasure to discover. Watching the site improve in habitat quality for more than 25 years has been an absolute joy.
 Hi, I’m Dorsa and I have been volunteering in the parks for just over a year. Working on the different project sites has given me the opportunity to learn about and see so many different natives, weeds and animals. My favourite part about volunteering is that I can put aside a stressful week and just relax in nature with wonderful like-minded individuals.