Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / Wattlebewillbe

Misty Green is the owner of Wattlebewillbe, a property situated in Three Moon, approximately 180km west of Bundaberg, Queensland. The property is a residence and wildlife-friendly sanctuary, also used for recreation and to house one horse.

Misty plans to increase conservation efforts on the land, encouraging the block’s natural biodiversity which was depleted by previous logging enterprises. She also hopes to improve nesting and den sites for native fauna as well as food trees, groundcover, soil fertility, water and land condition. In the future, Misty may establish a small-scale eco-tourism venture in the form of off-grid camping and may use the property for education as part of her work as an ecologist and conservation biologist.

The property covers 22.26 hectares of forest property on clay and sandstone, directly bordering state forest along its western boundary line. Vegetation is largely comprised of eucalypt woodland. The back of the property is actively managed for conservation, with the front half of the block allowed to passively regenerate with minimal interference.

A wide range of native wildlife is present including northern greater gliders (Petauroides minor), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), sugar (Petaurus breviceps) and feathertail (Acrobates pygmaeus) gliders, whiptail wallabies (Notamacropus parryi), northern brown (Isoodon macrourus) and long-nosed (Perameles nasuta) bandicoots, bettongs (Aepyprymnus rufescens), long-nosed potoroos (Potorous tridactylus) and antechinuses. An abundance of native bees, both solitary and colonial, have also been found on the property.

An array of birdlife has also been identified including powerful owls (Ninox strenua), rainbow bee-eaters (Merops ornatus), glossy black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami), sacred kingfishers (Todiramphus sanctus), king parrots (Alisterus scapularis), herons and egrets.