What will our night cameras discover?

More than two decades ago, Joy decided to build a big fence around a section of her Margaret River lifestyle property to keep out predators like foxes and feral cats.

What she created was a 100 hectare safe haven for native wildlife.

Joy knows plenty of furry friends have taken up residence in her Yelverton Brook safe haven from Western Ringtail Possums to Woylies. Another business owner even runs regular night-time nature spotting tours at Joy’s property.

But Joy has never had access to expensive technology that would allow her to more accurately monitor native wildlife numbers and activity.

Has her big fence really created something special for local native wildlife?

Could there be rare mainland quokkas?

Environmental strategies that will protect our rare and endangered fauna first need detailed population data.

So thanks to generous donations received during our Christmas Giving Campaign, South West NRM ecologists Lorraine and Dee were able to help.

Additional funds enabled us to undertake extra wildlife surveillance work.

So recently they installed a bunch of night vision cameras at vantage points around Joy’s wildlife sanctuary.

They showed her how to check the cameras and collect any images that might be captured.

So now we wait. What will be discovered at Joy’s Sanctuary?

We’ll be sure to keep you posted.