Like many lovers of the Australian bush, when I moved on to my 2.5 hectare property in December 1998, I tried to eradicate anything that wasn’t native. “Away with the … Continue reading Fishbone Fern: a pioneer species?
In 2014 we bought a 40ha block of land adjacent to our house property, which is already in the Land for Wildlife program and primarily managed for conservation. We acquired … Continue reading Tips and tricks from our restoration along London Creek
Seventeen years ago we purchased 11 acres on the Sunshine Coast. The land included four acres of critically endangered rainforest with London Creek winding through it, creating depressions and water … Continue reading Dealing with the Unexpected while Restoring Rainforest
In August 2000 an enthusiastic, but nervous, new Land for Wildlife Officer went on her first solo Land for Wildlife visit out to Belli Park, between Eumundi and Kenilworth on … Continue reading Creating habitat for Black-breasted Button-quails
I t’s 6am on a warm, breezy Saturday. Cars are being parked on the paddock, binoculars, insect repellent, hats and water bottles are coming out as people gather. We greet … Continue reading Property Profile – Mt Mellum Local Area Network
Before I purchased my property in 1975 it had been used as part of a larger cattle property and was partially cleared. My 160 acres at Conondale is situated in … Continue reading Using Fire to Encourage a Biodiverse Grassy Understorey
Many rare and interesting plants and animals are found on Land for Wildlife properties. The photograph here shows one such animal. It is displaying large blue-black ‘eyes’ and barring rows … Continue reading Pink Underwing Moth: Rarity found on a Land for Wildlife property
NOTE: Quinlans is a property owned by the Australian Koala Foundation. The property was named in honour of Peter and Julanne Quinlan, committed conservationists, who generously bequeathed this property to … Continue reading Quinnie’s story of habitat restoration on Oakey Creek