Things are starting to get interesting in Koala country.
- Over 20 sightings so far this year in the Brisbane Ranges/Staughton Vale area.
- Certain areas have been targeted and reports are being followed up with the aim to identify individual koalas.
- A few koalas have been seen more than once but the majority are single sightings at this stage and fairly widely spread.
- We have had recent reports of males bellowing - usually late afternoon and night.
- Our first joey has been seen with mum this season so always worth a closer look. Joeys start to leave the pouch after about 6 months of birth so they can be quite large now.
- Last week we had male and female koalas in the same tree and in February a male was seen 2 trees from a female in Anakie Gorge.
- We have had several reports of koalas drinking out of puddles and/or hanging out near puddles so are expecting more sightings near water in dams etc as the weather warms up.
Please respect their “safe space” and don’t go too close to a koala tree (10m).
Avoid excess noise, be patient and you may be surprised.
Here are a few of our local koala faces seen recently. (attached collage of pics)
In particular, note the pattern inside and around the nostrils.
Can YOU pick the males from the females?
Allan Bartholomew 0401 925 886