Australia

 

STURT NATIONAL PARK

 

BY: MARISA GROCH & SARAH FRANCIS

 

 

Sturt National Park is located in the south east part of Australia. It is almost bordering the line of the New South Wales.

Red represents the highest alittiude and blue represents the lowest alittiude. So on this map, Sturt National Park is in the blue/green region so the alitiude is much lower.

  1.  Established in 1972, the park is named in honour of Charles Sturt, a colonial explorer. The park features typical outback, scenery of flat, reddish-brown landscapes.It was resumed from five pastoral properties.

The cost is $8.00 per vehicle per day. To pay the park has coin operated pay & display machines. You can buy park passes which the prices will vary. In the park there is 4WD touring, sightseeing, aborigional culture, historical heritage, etc. There are bathrooms, picnic tables, and barbecue facilities. The best time to visit is autumn and spring due to weather conitions. 

The latitude is 29.0936° S, 141.5086° E. 

 

These charts show the monthly

rainfall and temperature.

  1. Towards the middle of the park, "Jump Up" country has flat topped mesas rising up to 490 feet above the surrounding plains, granite outcrops and flat valleys. The Jump Ups are the remains of an ancient mounatin range. The park's second camping site called Dead Horse Gully. Also the boulders north of Tibooburra is another camping ground. All camp grounds have toilets, gas barbecues and water provided.

Port Macquarie's Historic Courthouse was built in 1869 to fulfil an urgent and pressing need to replace the original Courthouse, which was in a derelict state.

The Pastoral Shadows of Brookong is an easy grade, circular walk that takes you on a trail of Lockhart's history, creating a story through the use of rusted iron, scraps of metal, and other natural materials.  

Entering the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area at Glenbrook the first Discovery Trail you will encounter is the Glenbrook Discovery Trail exploring the sandstone 'Blue Labyrinth' beyond Glenbrook Creek gorge.

The museum is devoted to the authentic preservation of all manner of items from the railways of New South Wales, as well as the Glenreagh to Dorrigo branch railway line. While not open to the public just yet, but check back soon. Some of the collection is available for viewing from the fence.

 

Desert

 

Abiotic Factors: low precipitation; variable temperature; soils rich in minerals but poor in organic material.

 

Dominant Plants: Cacti and other succulents; creosote bush and other plants with short growth cycles.

 

Dominant Wildlife: Predators such as mountain lions, gray foxes, and bobcats.

 

Geographic distribution: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, etc.

 

 

Temperature Forest

 

Abiotic Factors: cold to moderate winters; warm summers;year-round precipitation, fertile soils.

 

Dominant Plants: broadleaf deciduous trees; some conifers;flowering shrubs;herbs; a ground layer of mosses and ferns.

 

Dominant wildlife: Deer; black bears;bobcats; nut and acorn feeders such as squirrels.

 

Geographic distribution: eastern United States; southeastern Canada.

 

Kingdom-Plantae

Phylum- Not identified

Class- Not identified

Order-Caryophyllales

Family-Cactaceae

Genus-Opuntia

Species- Not identified

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Macropus

Opuntia

Kangaroo

Non Vascualar Plant

have no vascular tissue, so the plants cannot retain water or deliver it to other parts of the plant body

Kangaroos are large marsupials that are found only in Australia. They are identified by their muscular tails, strong back legs, large feet, short fur and long, pointed ears. Like all marsupials, a sub-type of mammal, females have pouches that contain mammary glands, where their young live until they are old enough to emerge. Kangaroos appeared in the Pleistocene Period.

Swainsona formosaSturt's Desert Pea

blood-red leaf-like flowers, each with a bulbous black centre, or "boss". It is one of Australia's best knownwildflowers. It is native to the arid regions of central and north-western Australia, and its range extends into all mainland Australian states with the exception of Victoria

 

 

 

 

 
   
Kingdom: Plantae  
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Galegeae
Genus: Swainsona
Species: S. formosa