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Fourth Crossing

Fourth Crossing,  a Wildlife Rufuge and proud of it
Fourth Crossing, a Wildlife Refuge and proud of it

 

 

 


Down the back
Down the back

 


Our creek at the bottom of the block
Our creek at the bottom of the block

 


Looking into the neighbouring reserve
Looking into the neighbouring reserve





Sunset, Fourth Crossing style
Sunset, Fourth Crossing style

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Fourth Crossing is where it all really started for me - wildlife care, that is. I had the immense pleasure of raising and releasing so many wild critters there - it was a truly wonderful wildlife.

Sadly, I had to leave Fourth Crossing after nearly 10 years.

But here's where it all started........

We are proud to announce that Fourth Crossing has been declared a Wildlife Refuge under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. All native animals and plants on the property are protected.

Fourth Crossing is an 85 acre property in NSW. It ajoins National Parks and Wildlife administered area, Department of Lands river corridor reserve and the nearest neighbours are also declared Wildlife Refuge's.

The habitat is quite diverse, from natural grassland, where many native animals tend to graze from dusk to dawn, to dry eucalypt woodland, where the animals take shelter during the day. There are two beautiful creeks surrounding the property.

The climate is mainly temperate, normally reaching to around zero degrees celsius in the winter months and rising to the low thirties in summer. We experience the occasional low temperature of -4 degrees and highs up to 38 degrees.

There is abundant wildlife on the property, including many mammal species. These include the Platypus, Echidna, Bare-Nosed Wombat, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Common Wallaroo, Red-Necked Wallaby, Swamp Wallaby, Common Brushtail Possum, Ringtail Possum, Feathertail Glider, Sugar Glider and Greater Glider.

There are more than 100 species of native birds. These include the Wood Duck, King Parrot, Eastern Rosella, Southern Boobook Owl, Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Brown Falcon, Australian Hobby, Nankeen Kestrel, Striated Pardalote, Collared Sparrowhawk, Laughing Kookaburra, Australian Magpie, Black-Shouldered Kite, Pallied Cuckoo, Superb Fairy-Wren, Whistling Kite, Willie Wagtail, Noisy Friarbird, Mistletoebird and the Red Wattlebird, just to name a few.

The property is home to many reptiles including the Blue-Tongue Lizard, Shingle-Back Lizard, Brown Snake, Red-Bellied Black Snake, Lace Monitor (also known as the Goanna), the Skink, Eastern Long Necked Turtle and Water Dragon.

We use our property as a release site for many of the native animals we care for. It is a special experience to be able to watch "our kids" integrate with the wild animals, and we feel honoured that we regularly see them in the paddocks or down in the bush.

Where we are now - Middle Farm