looking west towards Bathurst & Orange from Mt Horrible
Winburndale Nature Reserve is not too far from Bathurst on the NSW Central Tablelands & was created in August 1967 covering an area of 10,750ha and an altitude range of 800 metres to 1,266 metres near Mount Winburndale.
The change in vegetation reflects the diverse habitats over the altitude and geographical range. There are stands of snow gum at Mt. Horrible while at locations slightly less exposed, snow gum-mountain gum association occurs. At lower altitudes the eucalyptus association can be mountain gum, broad and narrow leaved peppermint and Red Stringybark. On the cooler slopes, red stringybark becomes dominant. On the western slopes, scribbly gum is very common, often in conjunction with a slate strewn ground surface.
The gullies as well as containing several species
of tall-growing acacias, harbour a wet sclerophyll vegetation and
include such eucalypt species as rough barked manna gum, brown
barrel and apple box. At the lowest altitudes red box and yellow box
occur. The vulnerable capertee stringybark is found on the midslopes
within the Nature Reserve.
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