Six vegetation communities have been identified in the ark. Of particular significance are those associated with the unique wetland fen environments. Other significant communities include the western wetland fen vegetation of silky tea-tree and bottlebrush tea-tree and the aquatic plant communities of the freshwater ponds.
Other vegetation found within the park includes reeds, sedge swamp, open heath and tussock grassland.
In addition, 24 known species which occur in the park are at risk in South Australia.
Over 60 species of birds have been recorded in the area, many of which live and breed in the park.
Five species of native mammals have been recorded in the park. Of note are the swamp antechinus, a critically endangered species once widespread in coastal wetlands.
Several fish species have been recorded in the Ponds including the short finned eel, southern pigmy perch and Yarra pigmy perch.
Flora and fauna species lists
To download flora (plants) and fauna (animals) species lists for this park, use the 'Create Simple Species List' tab under 'Flora Tools' or 'Fauna Tools' in NatureMaps.