Koalas in the Cove

mpicklesThu, 20/08/2020 - 11:33am

Lets make Koalas Welcome in the Cove

Over the last couple of years there have been sightings of a large male koala at the end of East Slope and more lately at the southern end of Cove Boulevard.

During spring male koalas have been sighted along Gorrengi Road in the last 10 years perhaps seeking out mates.

This is encouraging that koalas may be making use of the cove as territory.

How can we make koalas welcome?

Save as many trees as possible, especially wildlife food trees: 

Eucalyptus melliodora Yellow Box
Eucalyptus nicholii Willow Peppermint
Eucalyptus obliqua Messmate
Eucalyptus ovata Swamp Gum

 

Reduce fencing that does not provide for native animals to scale or walk along. 

Make sure all dogs are locked up inside at night.

Keep all dogs on a leash at all times in the forest - it only takes one bite to kill a koala.

Make visitors and neighbours aware there are koalas about

Stick to speed limits and slow down when passing other vehicles you may be suprised what you see in your backyard when going slower.

 

 

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