Tom and Rachel Meyers are the owners of Meyers Aegis, a property located approximately 30km south of Hobart. The property is a residence and dedicated wildlife sanctuary, and is also used for wildlife rehabilitation. It is Tom and Rachel’s intent to increase the size of Meyers Aegis by purchasing adjacent forest, protect the property in-perpetuity through a covenant, and further increase their wildlife rehabilitation facilities. Tom and Rachel are also members of Land for Wildlife.
The sanctuary covers 2.17 hectares of dry eucalypt forest and woodland featuring mixed eucalypts at a variety of ages, large habitat trees and a diverse understorey. Vegetation species present include red-stem (Acacia rubida), silver (A. dealbata) and sunshine (A. terminalis) wattles, various heaths and mosses, various banksia and casuarina species, native cherry (Exocarpos cupressiformis), blackwoods (Acacia melanoxylon), sedges and grasses, and native orchids. A small winter dam provides a water source for wildlife.
An abundance of wildlife species are known to occur on Meyers Aegis, with 27 species of birds (resident and regular visitors) featuring alongside short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Bennett’s wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus), pademelons (Thylogale billardierii), eastern-barred bandicoots (Perameles gunnii), brown bandcioots (Isoodon macrourus), bettongs (Bettongia gaimardi), Gould’s wattled bats (Chalinolobus gouldii), long-nosed potoroos (Potorous tridactylus), spotted-tail quolls (Dasyurus maculatus), brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus), banjo frogs (Limnodynastes dumerili), Tasmanian froglets (Crinia tasmaniensis), and brown tree frogs (Litoria ewingi).