Plum Pudding Reserve is a property situated in Hillville, approximately 20km southwest of Taree, New South Wales. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and the owner intends to preserve it for native species and their habitat. The owner is pursuing a permanent Conservation Agreement to help her and future owners better manage the land, particularly as a koala habitat. She is also hoping to set up nestboxes to replace those lost in recent fires.
The property covers 4.5 hectares and connects to the owner’s existing Wildlife Land Trust sanctuary, featuring eucalypt woodland and native grasslands bordering Plum Pudding Creek to the west.
A wide range of wildlife is present including koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), red-necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, sugar (Petaurus breviceps) and squirrel (Petaurus norfolcensis) gliders, long-nosed potoroos (Potorous tridactylus), long-nosed bandicoots (Perameles nasuta), native rats, microbats, lace monitors (Varanus varius), land mullets (Bellatorias major), water dragons (Intellagama lesueurii) and native snakes.
Birdlife is abundant and includes red (Calyptorhynchus banksii) and yellow (Zanda funerea) tailed black cockatoos, king parrots (Alisterus scapularis), galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla), long-billed corellas (Cacatua tenuirostris), little doves (Geopelia cuneata) and white-headed pigeons (Columba leucomela).