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Release. - The Best Part of Caring

Release. – The Best Part of Caring

Story & photos by Cheryl When release day comes round I always have a great feeling of apprehension. Are they ready? Have I done all I can to prepare them for life in the wild? Will they survive out there? Once they are out though, and you see them flying, hopping or climbing about, it’s […]

Motorists urged to look out for roaming echidnas

Motorists urged to look out for roaming echidnas

This winter, the Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers are urging all motorists to keep a look out for roaming echidnas. Winter is their breeding season, and it’s this time of year when they’ll be regularly seen trying to cross roads in search of a mate. Echidnas are rarely seen any other time of year. They don’t […]

Bats. Protect Them or Lose Them.

Do people ever have the right to wage war against another species? In the state of Queensland, vulnerable flying foxes are under assault. Threatened even in their maternity colonies – where the pups are born and raised with care to flying age –these vegetarian native mega bats are now being pushed towards extinction. Flying foxes […]

Want to make a difference? Look no further than your own pet cat.

Want to make a difference? Look no further than your own pet cat.

A roaming pet cat was to blame for the death of an adult Squirrel Glider. Unfortunately, it’s a regular occurrence for wildlife carers to rescue native animals that have been attacked by domestic pets. Often their injuries are so severe that they do not survive, as was the case for the rescued Squirrel Glider, which […]

Facebook comes to the aid of injured echidna

Facebook comes to the aid of injured echidna

Adapted from an article written by Chrisy Clay for the Ballina Shire Advocate. The social networking site, Facebook, has shown its value to local wildlife by helping to identify a badly injured echidna in need of aid. Last month a Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers’(NRWC) Facebook follower sent the organisation some photos of a young echidna […]

Tim Pearson at the TEDx conference in Canberra

Tim Pearson at the TEDx conference in Canberra

Tim Pearson dedicates his time to researching one of Australia’s great unsung ecological heroes – the Flying Fox. In this touching and illuminating talk, Tim argues that we should give them superstar status, and care more about these creatures and the vital work they do. It’s a very informative and entertaining presentation, make sure you […]

Magpie Swooping Season

Magpie Swooping Season

Spring has arrived, and the Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers are preparing for ‘magpie swooping season’. It’s this time of year when some magpies defend their nest from cats, dogs, other birds, even people; swooping them if they come too close. “Every year the Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers receive many calls regarding swooping magpies, and it […]

Release day for “Splash”

Release day for “Splash”

Release day for ‘Splash’ the echidna was a special day for property owner Cheryl and Northern Rivers Wildlife carer Chrisy. Splash was a very unusual case, he was rescued from a disused aquaculture tank on Cheryl’s property at Tucki Tucki. It’s likely, judging from his condition, that the echidna had been stuck in the tank […]

The Magnificent Topknot Pigeon

The Magnificent Topknot Pigeon

In the North Coast hinterland, we often see large flocks of Topknot Pigeons which fly at great speed through the area in search of ripe rainforest fruit. Often you can hear them coming well before they even clear the tree line, with their rapid wing beats creating quite an amazing sound. A very large bird […]