The Woodend Grassland Reserve is an 9 hectare intact grassland that supports regionally significant flora species and a vegetation community considered very rare for this region. The reserve forms part of the larger Woodend Racecourse Reserve; 26 hectares of crown land managed by the Macedon Ranges Shire Council.
The reserve supports an intact native grassland of regional significance dominated by Kangaroo Grass Themeda triandra with a rich diversity of grassland herbs, lilies and orchids; some of which are considered rare for the region. The high floristic values of the reserve are attributed to its location within the interior of the old Racecourse, which was spared from heavy grazing, fertiliser application or exposure to invasive weeds.
For more information, and to view council’s environment management plan for the site, visit: http://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Parks-Gardens-Reserves/Find-a-park/Woodend-Grassland-Reserve
In 2018, ecologist Paul Foreman provided an Rapid Flora and Vegetation Assessment of Buffalo Stadium grassland. The report provides a brief description of the flora and vegetation present (including a condition map required by the Council) and, importantly, makes brief recommendations on future management objectives and strategies for the reserve. CLICK HERE to view this report.