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 […]
Lorikeets take advantage of recent flowering
The few millimetres of rain we have received in recent weeks, has been enough to encourage many of the Shire’s native trees to flower. These trees are an important source of food for the local lorikeet population, providing them with both nectar and pollen. This area is home to two species of lorikeet: the Rainbow […]
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.
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 […]
Look out for injured wildlife after summer storms! Now that the warmer months are upon us, it’s the start of the summer storm season. Each summer, thunderstorms lash the Northern Rivers. But it’s not just humans who are badly affected by storm damage; wildlife can also lose their homes, have problems finding food or be […]
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 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 […]
As the weather warms up, Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers are getting lots of calls regarding snakes. The points below give some general advice on what to do if you see a snake….. • If you see a snake outside, stand still, then slowly walk away from it, they are short sighted and chances are they […]
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Flying-foxes, rain and netting tips
Adapted from an article written by Jo Shepherd The prolonged wet weather is taking its toll on local wildlife and no species is doing it tougher than flying-foxes. Large numbers of bats have been coming into care, weak and emaciated, due to shortage of food. As pollen and nectar are the main diet of flying-foxes, […]