Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / TAS / Woodend

Jacqueline Harris is the owner of Woodend, a property situated in Mole Creek, approximately 50km south of Devonport, Tasmania. The property is a residence and dedicated wildlife sanctuary also used for wildlife rehabilitation, and Jacqueline intends to maintain the property for these purposes. The property is additionally registered under Land for Wildlife and Landcare Tasmania, with part of the property protected in perpetuity under a State Government covenant.

The property spans approximately 42.5 hectares, 15 hectares of which consists of native eucalypt woodland protected under a conservation covenant. The remainder of the property is comprised of cleared land and remnant patches of eucalypt woodland, dry sclerophyll forest, native grasses, tree ferns and native orchids.

An abundance of native wildlife is present including Bennett’s wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), Tasmanian pademelons (Thylogale billardierii), long-nosed potoroos (Potorous tridactylus), brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), spotted-tailed quolls (Dayurus maculatus), southern brown bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus) and copperhead snakes (Austrelaps superbus).

A variety of birdlife is also present including forest ravens (Corvus tasmanicus), eastern rosellas (Platycercus eximius), two species of honeyeater, boobook owls (Ninox boobook) and several birds of prey including wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax fleayi).