Crossing, a Wildlife Refuge and proud of it
creek at the bottom of the block
Looking into the neighbouring reserve
Fourth Crossing style
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.
I had to leave Fourth Crossing after nearly 10 years.
here's where it all started........
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
we are now - Middle Farm