Robert and Toni McLeish are the owners of Black Flat, a property situated in Corrowong, approximately 80km south of Cooma, New South Wales. The property is a residence and wildlife sanctuary, and the owners wish to expand the property’s habitat for threatened local species such as woodland birds and quolls. Robert and Toni intend to improve the conservation values of the property and also have plans to establish a seed industry based on local indigenous plant species in the future. Approximately 202 hectares of the property is registered with Land for Wildlife.
The property covers approximately 930 hectares and is bounded on two sides by the Kosciusko National Park and the Snowy River. Within the property are a range of ecological communities including Yellow Box Grassy Woodland, Snow Gum Grassy Woodland, Natural Temperate Grassland and Swampy Meadow. Additional native plant species present include kangaroo grass (Themeda triandra), spiny-headed mat-rush (Lomandra longifolia), wallaby grass (Austrodanthonia caespitosa) and Australian indigo (Indigofera australis).
A vast array of wildlife is present on the property including spotted-tailed quolls (Dasyurus maculatus), swamp (Wallabia bicolor) and red-necked (Macropus rufogriseus) wallabies, bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), long-eared bats (Nyctophilis spp.), jacky dragons (Amphibolurus muricatus) and common eastern froglets (Crinia signifera).
Birdlife is also abundant and includes wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), brown falcons (Falco berigora), white-faced herons (Egretta novaehollandiae), striated pardalotes (Pardalotus striatus), scarlet (Petroica boodang) and hooded (Melanodryas cucullata) robins, white-browed scrubwrens (Sericornis frontalis), crimson rosellas (Platycercus elegans), yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus), dusky woodswallows (Artamus cyanopterus) and white-eared honeyeaters (Lichenostomus leucotis).
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