||Western Australia, Grass Patch, Red Lake Nature Reserve
Isolated 1.3 km x 1 km large woodland lot, surrounded by fields.
Western Australia, Great Western Woodlands (Goldfield Woodlands)
Zonobiome IV: Sclerophyllous Woodlands & Scrub
Subzonobiome (accord. to Mucina, unpubl.): Continental Broadleaves
Regional Azonal Biome (accord. to Mucina, unpubl.): Western
Australian Eucalyptus Woodlands
Community: Olearia muelleri-Eucalyptus lissocarpa Woodland.
The woodland lot is a protected remnant that was spared clearing. It was
saved to serve as reserve lot form development of a settlement (red Lake),
which, however, never experienced any expansion. Government (now
Dept. of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is managing this
piece of land as Nature Reserve.
There are patches of surface bio-varnish on the surface and patches of
terricolous (spreading) lichens. Moss patches are also found.
Litter is abundant (about 50%, but shallow: 1-2 cm deep, formed mainly
from shed leaves of the dominating Eucalyptus. Some logs and branches
are also found.
Ant are numerous and form large, but not very tall above-ground nests (or
groups of nests).
Eucalyptus loxophleba subsp. lissocarpa 35% (7-9 m tall)
Eucalyptus loxophleba subsp. lissocarpa 5%
Eucalyptus oleosa 5%
Melaleuca sp. 2%
Olearia muelleri 10% (Asteraceae)
Acacia (yellow) sp. 5%
Unknown white herb 2%
Unknown grey shrub 3%
Daviesia sp. 1%
Dianella revoluta var. divaricata 1%
Podolepis capillaris 1%
The woodland lot is occasionally used by campers (few burn sites),
occasional trash; there are number of narrow and not maintained tracks
criss-crossing the woodland.
The sampling was done using the regular 30 m x 30 m design, avoiding
any surface disturbance.