Malcolm Wicks Reserve

Malcolm Wicks Reserve is a fine example of Stringybark Open Forest in a high rainfall area supporting a diverse plant community.

Malcolm Wicks Reserve was donated to the National Trust of SA by Mr & Mrs M. Wicks and Mr & Mrs G. Nancarrow in 1979.

The Reserve contains 7.9 ha of undulating land of high elevation with a good rainfall. The different aspects created by the undulations allow a variety of plant communities to exist. On west-facing slopes, the vegetation is generally Stringybark Open Forest (E. obliqua) with grassy understorey (eg Lepidosperma semiteres). On north-facing slopes the understory is generally Bracken (Pteridium esculentum). On moist, sheltered, (south) facing slopes the understory is dense Maidenhair fern (Adiantum aethopicum). Marshy slopes and drainage lines support a suite of moisture-loving plants including the rare red-fruited saw sedge (Gahnia sieberiana). The Reserve’s dense and grassy understorey provides habitat for the ground dwelling White’s thrush and the Southern Brown Bandicoot.

There is a short walking trail. Please note there are no facilities.

Please click here to download the location map.

Bushcare Volunteer brochure

National Trust Reserves Working Bee Timetable 2021  please download pdf here

**Please note: Dogs are not allowed in this reserve


Weekend Notes article 14 September 2018
National Trust Reserves you need to visit.


 

Malcolm Wicks Reserve

Malcolm Wicks Reserve

Address:

Leslie Road, Forest Range SA. The path into the reserve is through a gate beside an old shed with a green door

Open:

24 hours

Closed:

Closed on total Fire Ban days.

Phone:
Natural Heritage Manager Chris Grant (08) 8202 9216
Email:
cgrant@nationaltrustsa.org.au