Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / Brushtail Manor

John and Lorraine McCann are the owners of Brushtail Manor, a property located in approximately 30km south of Brisbane.  The property is currently used for wildlife rehabilitation and as a wildlife sanctuary and home, and is covered by a Land for Wildlife agreement with the Logan City Council.  Brushtail Manor is the second sanctuary owned by John and Lorraine to become a member of the Wildlife Land Trust, joining Casper’s Hideaway.

The sanctuary covers 2.4 hectares, approximately two thirds of which features natural dry eucalypt forest with a number of old growth trees with hollows.  Predominant vegetation species include grey gums (Eucalyptus punctata), ironbarks (E. crebra), pink bloodwoods (Corymbia intermedia), spotted gums (C. maculata), Moreton Bay ash (C. tessellaris), forest casuarina (Allocasuarina torulosa), black wattle (Acacia mearnsii), red ash (Alphitonia excelsa), and kangaroo grass (Themeda triandra).

Known wildlife inhabitants of Brushtail Manor include sugar (Petaurus breviceps) and squirrel (P. norfolcensis) gliders, brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, red-necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), yellow-faced whip snakes (Demansia psammophis), red-bellied black snakes (Pseudechis porphyriacus), carpet pythons (Morelia spilota), green tree snakes (Dendrelaphis punctulata), eastern bearded dragons (Pogona barbata) and 51 species of birds, such as the powerful owl (Ninox strenua), barking owl (Ninox connivens), tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides), pale-headed rosella (Platycercus adscitus) and Australian wood duck (Chenonetta jubata).