Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / SA / Mount George

David and Belinda Dawson are the owners of Mount George, a property situated in Mount George, approximately 20km southeast of Adelaide, South Australia. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary, permanently protected under a Heritage Agreement. David and Belinda plan to continue managing invasive weeds on the property and wish to maintain the land as an excellent example of an Adelaide Hills ecological community.

Mount George spans four hectares of original Adelaide Hills vegetation close to Mount George Conservation Park and features several rare and threatened native plant species. The land is populated by native grassland and sclerophyll forest, featuring native grass species, creek ferns, candlebark gums (Eucalyptus rubida) and stringybarks.

A wide range of wildlife is present including koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus) and southern brown bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus). The property is also home to an array of birdlife including yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Zanda funerea), sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), superb fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus), scarlet robins (Petroica boodang), tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides), magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen), doves, tits and honeyeaters.