Local species we’re wild about
The diversity of habitat on the property and the close proximity to the beach and bush creates a rich bird life at the property. We’re enhancing the habitat for birds by replacing exotic garden plants with indigenous and planting more mid-storey for the smaller birds. Use our binoculars (or BYO) and our bird guide books to see what you can identify. Make sure you note it down and let us know what you find.
Gliders & Possums
The engangered Greater Glider and vulnerable Yellow-bellied Glider as well as Squirrel, Sugar and Feathertail Gliders have been known in the local area. We have nesting boxes around the property for Squirrel Gliders, Sugar Gliders & Feathertail Gliders as well as Brushtail & Ringtail Possums. We also plan to install artificial hollows in our taller habitats for Greater Gliders & Yellow Bellied Gliders.
Through sound recorders and finding scat we know that koalas frequent the property. With the support of Mid Coast Council Once a widely populated species in the region, bushfires, disease, vehicle strikes, habitat fragmentation and dog attacks have threatened koalas. Several species of koala food trees including Tallowood, Swamp Mahogany, Forest Red Gum have been identified in our bushland.
Although this wallaby is fairly common, this is their home. You’ll see them grazing around the property in the morning and afternoon. We’re enhancing their habitat by removing weeds and managing fire risks in our bushland. We don’t have fences in the bushland so they have the freedom to move across the landscape.
We have two dams that we’re enhancing as frog habitats. We’ve identified a number of frog species on the property and continue to monitor and record their existence. We encourage guests to become citizen scientists and record frog calls around the property using the Australian Museum’s FrogID app. Can you catch the call of the elusive Green & Golden Bell Frog? Or the Wallum Froglet?
The Brush-tailed Phascogale is tree-dwelling marsupial carnivore that prefers a dry schlerophyll habitat. Its listed as Vulnerable and is mainly found east of the Great Dividing Range. It has a characteristic, black, bushy ‘bottlebrush’ tail, with hairs up to 4 cm long.