Promising wildlife findings

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Honey Possum found in the survey
Camera IconHoney Possum found in the survey Credit: Craig Carter

A range of mammals, reptiles and insects were discovered at Nullaki Peninsula during an official fauna and flora survey by Nullaki Conservation Group.

The snapshot survey was held on the western side of the existing feral management fence and was led by local fauna ecologist, Sandra Gilfillan and her assistant Kirsty Vogel.

Top: Legless lizard found in the survey
Camera IconTop: Legless lizard found in the survey Credit: Carter

A group of volunteers were also involved including Nullaki resident Craig Carter who has lived at Nullaki for the past 12 years.

“We’re just a bunch of like-minded neighbours who are working towards the goal to enhance the diversity of the Nullaki Peninsula,” he said.

“The survey revealed a range of native mammals and reptiles and in the next few months we are hoping to find the critically endangered western ringtail possums when we go out spotlighting at night.”

The expedition which took place early in December discovered a number of honey possums and brushtail possum living in the area. It also found a range of reptiles including the legless lizard, skinks and a western crowned snake.

The conservation group use six trail cameras, several Elliott traps and cage traps as well as double pitfall traps to record and analyse all kinds of flora and fauna.

The survey was funded by the State Government Natural Resources Management program.

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