Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Bostock

David Wailes and Jan Taylor are the owners of Bostock, a property located approximately 25km east of Grafton. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary, and it is David and Jan’s intent for it to continue to be used for conservation and wildlife protection and tourism. The property is also a member of the Land for Wildlife program and the Hotspots Fire Project with the Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales.

The property covers approximately 1,000 hectares of native bushland and includes wet and dry sclerophyll forests and riparian rainforest along creek banks. Wildlife species known to inhabit the sanctuary include rufous bettongs (Aepyprymnus rufescens), brush-tailed phascogales (Phascogale tapoatafa), microbats, New Holland mice (Pseudomys novaehollandiae), antechinuses (Antechinus spp.), melomyses (Melomys spp.), coastal emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae), dingoes (Canis dingo), brush-tailed (Trichosurus vulpecula) and common ringtail (Pseudocherius peregrinus) possums, eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), and various reptiles including white-crowned snakes (Cacophis harriettae). The sanctuary also boasts a wide variety of insects, more than 10 species of frog and over 65 bird species.