Monday, June 13, 2016

Pouch Joey of Red-necked Wallaby

13 June 2016

Winter is well and truly here, and there isn't much 'green pick' left for the local wallabies and kangaroos.  This morning we watched a beautiful young red-necked wallaby hop in and out of its mum's pouch and try out it's hopping ability and gain some confidence in our back yard. It would have a quick run around the garden, and then dive back into the security of mums pouch quickly and then graze with mum from the pouch.  We never tire of watching their antics or their beauty.

J & B.

Red-necked Wallabies - Jarowair 13/06/16

Red-necked Joey & Wallaby - Jarowair 13/06/16

Sunday, June 12, 2016

ABC Radio & QMDC visit Jarowair

10 June 2016

Belinda Sanders from ABC Southern Queensland Radio and Sandy & Donna from Queensland Murray Darling Committee visited us at Jarowair to learn more about our positive experiences with the Land for Wildlife program over the years.  Our resident butcherbird "Bentley" stole the show and soon had himself in front of the camera!  Belinda interviewed me about my work as a volunteer wildlife carer and rescuer and this was then broadcasted on her morning show on the ABC radio later in the week. Apart from Bentley, we were able to show the ladies two Tawny Frogmouths resting in an ironbark tree near the house, who also posed beautifully.

It was really nice for us to be able to showcase some of our hard work over the last 10 years here and we are very proud of our iconic green Land for Wildlife sign at the front of our property.

J & B

Tawny Frogmouths at Jarowair (Photo thanks to QMDC)

Bentley the Butcherbird (Photo thanks to QMDC)

Judi feeding Bentley some mealworms as a treat (Photo thanks to QMDC)