Over the years we have released a range of native animals and many have gone on to have offspring of their own. Some disappear into the bush but others come back to visit, and bring their own joeys back for us to meet. Of course there are many wild-born critters at our sanctuary as well.
We have been focusing on building and erecting nesting boxes for possums, gliders and hollow-dwelling birds as well as ground habitat sites (hollow logs, rock and log piles) for animals such as bandicoots.
Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog - Litoria fallax - Regularly spotted hiding amongst the garden shrubs.
Short-eared (Mountain) Brushtail Possum - One of our earlier releases who now lives in our ceiling. We have watched her raise one grand-joey a year.
Spotted occasionally in the dam, this guy decided to come visit our house on his way to, or from, the creek!
One of the many Coastal Carpet Pythons who patrol the property... being sneaky and hoping noone spots her!
Wanderer Butterfly - Danaus plexippus
(photo by Wanda)
Green Tree Frog - Litoria caerulea - sadly these guys diminished in numbers due to the arrival many years ago of chytrid fungus - but they are now making a comeback!
Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) - The flock often pay us a visit, with their startling colours matching our domestic decor (and no, we don't feed them)!
The secretive Regent Bowerbirds (Sericulus chrysocephalus) have been spotted regularly - photographed here getting a drink during the drought.