Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / Jim and Deidre’s Refuge

Jim and Deidre Taylor are the owners of a property situated in Mount Glorious, approximately 40km northwest of Brisbane, Queensland. The property is a home and wildlife-friendly sanctuary registered with Land for Wildlife. Jim and Deidre wish to maintain the land for these purposes while supporting native species and their habitat.

The property covers 0.86 hectares, featuring a house surrounded by uncleared native bush. Vegetation is characterised as dry sclerophyll woodland with a robust understory of native shrubs and grasses.

A wide range of wildlife is present including small-eared possums (Trichosurus caninus), carpet pythons (Morelia spilota), yellow-faced whipsnakes (Demansia psammophis) and red-bellied black snakes (Pseudechis porphyriacus). Birdlife is abundant and includes king parrots (Alisterus scapularis), crimson rosellas (Platycercus elegans), regent (Sericulus chrysocephalus) and satin (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) bowerbirds, sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) and many more.