Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / VIC / Greer and Aaron’s Refuge

Greer Allen and Aaron de Kretser are the owners of a property situated in Edgecombe, approximately 70km south of Bendigo, Victoria. The property is a residence and lifestyle block as well as a wildlife-friendly sanctuary. Greer and Aaron wish to utilize the land for sustainable food production and grazing whilst supporting habitat for native species.

The property covers 4 hectares populated with remnant native trees, native vegetation and grasslands. Vegetation is dominated by mature river red gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), blackwoods (Acacia melanoxylon) and various native grass species.

A range of wildlife is found on the property including short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), snakes and frogs. Birdlife is abundant and includes long-billed corellas (Cacatua tenuirostris), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae), Australian ravens (Corvus coronoides), starlings, rosellas (Platycercus sp.) and native ducks.