Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / The Shedders

Eve Grzybowski, Daniel Weinstein, Rick Bolstler, Heather Bolstler, Michael Hollingworth and Judy Hollingworth are the owners of The Shedders, a property situated in Mitchells Island, approximately 60km south of Port Macquarie, New South Wales. The property is a residence for the three couples and the owners are actively involved in weed removal and revegetation.  The owners wish to counter the effects of the current drought by supporting local wildlife and improving habitat on their property.

The property covers approximately 1.62 hectares, and consists of gardens, native bushland and wetlands. Native vegetation predominately consists of acacias, eucalypts, melaleuca and casuarinas. Common lilli pillis (Syzygium smithii), slash pines (Pinus elliottii), banksias, breynias, native frangipani (Hymenosporum flavum), native hibiscus (Malvaceae spp.) and grevilleas also occur on the property.

An abundance of wildlife is present including swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), red-bellied black snakes (Pseudechis porphyriacus) and various frogs. Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) are also found in the area.

A vast array of woodland and wetland birdlife is also present including satin bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus), noisy miners (Manorina melanocephala), pheasant coucals (Centropus phasianinus), brown cuckoo-doves (Macropygia phasianella), purple swamp hens (Porphyrio porphyrio), superb fairy wrens (Malurus cyaneus), galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla), eastern rosellas (Platycercus eximus), yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus), willy wagtails (Rhipidura leucophrys), white-headed pigeons (Columba leucomela), wattlebirds (Anthochaera spp.), Oriental dollar birds (Eurystomus orientalis), white-faced herons (Egretta novaehollandiae) as well as various finches, ducks and honeyeaters.