Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / Michael and Barbara’s Refuge

Michael and Barbara D’Andilly are the owners of a property located approximately 30km southwest of Ipswich.  The property is a home and dedicated wildlife sanctuary, and it is Michael and Barbara’s intent to preserve and improve the existing natural habitat. The property is also a member of Land for Wildlife (South East Queensland) and has a Bushland Conservation Agreement with the Ipswich City Council.

The sanctuary covers 16 well-treed hectares with some open grassland, with dominant vegetation species including narrow- (Eucalyptus crebra) and broad-leaved (Eucalyptus fibrosa) ironbarks, blue gums (Eucalyptus globulus) and swamp tea-tree (Melaleuca irbyana).

Known wildlife species present on the property include eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), red-necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), brush-tailed phascogales (Phascogale tapoatafa), sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps), lace monitors (Varanus varius), turtles, fish, freshwater shrimp and approximately 50 species of native birds.