Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Habitat Abbey

Kaye Jacob is the owner of Habitat Abbey, a property located in Ashby, approximately 50km North-East of Grafton.  The sanctuary covers approximately 58.57 hectares of mostly dry sclerophyll forest, and features sandstone and ironstone escarpments, steep gullies with stone bottom creeks, and two spring fed dams, while the lower part of the property contains loam rich soil with creeks, wet areas, and small rainforest pockets.

Vegetation types are diverse, and include native grasses, casuarinas, blackbutts (Eucalyptus pilularis), grey ironbarks (Eucalyptus paniculata), desert bloodwoods (Corymbia opaca), spotted gums (Corymbia maculata), corkwoods (Duboisia spp.), wattles (Acacia spp.), and grey gums (Eucalyptus punctata) among many more.

Habitat Alley boasts a wide range of wildlife such as koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus), greater gliders (Petauroides volans), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus), sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps), land mullets (Egernia major), brush-tailed phascogales (Phascogale tapoatafa), lace monitors (Varanus varius), snakes, various wallaby species and many bird species.