Native animals


Living with wombats

It’s rare to visit a property in the Bega Valley Shire and not have a conversation about wombats. Whether you love them or despair about the destruction of your fences and tree planting projects, here is some information about living with wombats, with ideas about how to deal with some common problems:
Living With Wombats – NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

koala update

Click the following links for recent, detailed research on local Koala populations:
DECCW Koala Surveys in the Coastal Forests of the Bermagui-Mumbulla Area
Elly Stalenberg’s Thesis Summary on Nutritional Ecology of the Mumbulla Koala


Check out these links for information about building nest boxes for Sugar Gliders:
Building a Nest Box for Sugar Gliders – Fact Sheet by Long Grass Nature Refuge
Nest Box Manual – by Tweed-Byron Bush Futures Project

Bat Roosting Boxes

Here is a link to the Bat Roost Box Kit. This is an invaluable resource which guides you through the construction, siting, monitoring and maintenance of boxes for hollow-roosting bats. It was prepared by the LaTrobe Valley Field Naturalists Club.

Swift Parrots

Critically endangered Swift Parrots visit the Far South Coast each year throughout autumn and winter when they arrive from their breeding grounds in Tasmania. Spotted gums on the Far South Coast are an important food source during the winter months. Annual surveys help map their distribution. For more information on Swift Parrots, visit the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment website here.