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ⓘ Dragon Rocks Nature Reserve. Dragon Rocks is a 322 km 2 nature reserve in the south-east of the wheatbelt region of Western Australia, some 310 km east-south-ea ..



Dragon Rocks Nature Reserve
                                     

ⓘ Dragon Rocks Nature Reserve

Dragon Rocks is a 322 km 2 nature reserve in the south-east of the wheatbelt region of Western Australia, some 310 km east-south-east of Perth. It is surrounded by farmland. It is listed on Australias Register of the National Estate as an area significant for rare species of plants and animals.

                                     

1. Flora and fauna

The reserve contains 28 different vegetation associations, including heaths, woodlands, low forests, mallee and kwongan. The large number of plant communitiess form a complex mosaic characteristic of wheatbelt vegetation, including vegetation communities occurring on laterite. Sixteen 16 plants, including 13 eucalypts, are endemic either to the wheatbelt region or to Western Australia. The rare Lake Varley grevillea is found in the reserve.

Frog species found in the reserve include Gunthers toadlet and the spotted-thighed frog. Reptiles present include at least three legless lizards and three geckos. The honey possum, Gilberts dunnart and the red-tailed phascogale are present.

The reserve has been identified as an Important Bird Area because it supports populations of the endangered Carnabys black-cockatoo, malleefowl, western rosella, blue-breasted fairy-wren, purple-gaped honeyeater and western yellow robin.

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