Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Brynmawr

David and Suzanne Alder are the owners of Brynmawr, a sanctuary situated in Hampton, NSW. David and Suzanne Alder would like Brynmawr to be a protected area for the release of wildlife, and are also developing a wildlife care and rehabilitation centre on the property for injured animals, particularly wombats.

Lying adjacent to the Hampton State Forest, the property extends across 49.5 hectares and features a diverse vegetation community, with 87 plant species identified on the property. These include eucalypts such as snow gum (E. pauciflora), scribbly gum (E. haemastoma), brown barrel (E. fastigata), ribbon gum (E. viminalis) and candle bark gum (E. rubida), as well as a range of understorey species and grasses such as kangaroo (Themeda triandra) and common tussock grass (Poa labillardierei), and a variety of orchid species.

Brynmawr provides habitat for a diversity of fauna including snakes such as lowlands copperhead (Austrelaps superbus), red-bellied black (Pseudechis porphyriacus) and mainland tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus), frogs, skinks, and lizards. Brynmawr is also home to around 40 bird species including gang-gang cockatoos (Callocephalon fimbriatum) and a range of mammal species including bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus) and ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus).