Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Innisfree

Robin Tennant Wood is the owner of Innisfree, a property located in Krawarree, approximately 40km south of Braidwood, NSW. The property is used solely as a residence and it is Robin’s intent to rehabilitate the former grazing paddocks by replanting native species. Robin is an active member of the local Wildlife Rescue Group and occasionally rehabilitates wildlife on the property.

Innisfree is situated less than 1km from Deua National Park and The Shoalhaven River and covers approximately 6 hectares. The property features a small dam and is bisected by a chain-of-ponds creek. The western side of the property covers approximately 2 hectares and consists of dry sclerophyll forest and eucalypt woodland on a steep and rocky slope. The eastern side consists of undulating grazing pasture currently undergoing revegetation with native perennial grasses and trees. The homestead is surrounded by exotic deciduous trees, in accordance with local fire regulations.

Wildlife present on the property includes eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), red-necked (Macropus rufogriseus) and swamp (Wallabia bicolor) wallabies, bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), eastern blue tongue lizards (Tiliqua scincoides scincoides), red bellied black (Pseudechis porphyriacus) and brown (Pseudonaja textilis) snakes, green tree (Litoria caerulea) and Peron’s tree (Litoria peronii) frogs as well as various unidentified frogs.

A wide range of birdlife is also found on the property including yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae), gang-gang cockatoos (Callocephalon fimbriatum), Australian magpies (Cracticus tibicen), scarlet (Petroica boodang) and flame (Petroica phoenicea) robins, superb fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus), satin bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus), eastern (Platycercus eximius) and crimson rosellas (Platycercus elegans), white faced (Egretta novaehollandiae) and red-necked (Egretta tricolor) herons and southern boobooks (Ninox boobook). Powerful owls (Ninox strenua) have also been heard on the property and wedge tailed eagles (Aquila audax) nest on an adjacent property.