Tagged: Wildlife

Council to host wildlife nest box workshop

May 10, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Squirrel Glider by Lachlan Hall

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host a workshop for residents looking to encourage native wildlife into their garden. Karen Guymer, Council’s Bushland Projects Officer, explained that tree hollows are essential habitats for wildlife. “A wide variety of species rely on tree hollows for survival,” she said. “Birds, possums and micro-bats are just some of...

Saving local species one backyard at a time

June 9, 2015Posted in: Environment

With more than 370 native mammal, reptile and bird species calling the Highlands home, our local government area is recognised as one of the most diverse wildlife regions in Australia. To help preserve and enhance this biodiversity, Council has launched a new initiative called Habitat for Wildlife, encouraging local residents to incorporate wildlife friendly elements...

Southern Highlands koalas need your help!

July 8, 2014Posted in: Environment

koala study

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to report koala sightings and activity to a new ‘Koala Hotline’ to help build a more detailed picture of their population in the Southern Highlands. The initiative follows on from a successful joint study Council conducted along with the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) in May. The initial...

People power transforms Penrose swamps

July 1, 2014Posted in: Environment, Events


­What do swamp wallabies, giant dragonflies, elusive bush-peas and gang-gang cockatoos have in common? They are just some of the endangered and threatened species of flora and fauna that call our Southern Highlands swamps home. Our swamps are diverse communities full of edible vegetation, seeds, fruits and nectar-filled flowers which feed insects, skinks, birds and...

Protecting our birds of prey

June 10, 2014Posted in: Environment


Our Shire is blessed with an incredibly diverse range of wildlife. One of the most magnificent groups of animals to grace this region are the raptors, more commonly known as birds of prey. Within the Southern Highlands this group includes Eagles, Goshawks, Kestrels, Falcons, Kites, Hawks, Harriers and Owls. Unfortunately, as humans encroach further into...