Female Honey Possum found in Yarraweyah Falls revegetation site

Published 28 Nov 2016 
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Honey Possum being fed sugar water before release. Photo Jane Thompson.<br/> Honey Possum being fed sugar water before release. Photo Jane Thompson.
Angela Sanders with the fauna survey team at Yarraweyah Falls checking traps - its hard to believe this area had no trees or shrubs only 3 years ago. Photo Jane Thompson.<br/> Angela Sanders with the fauna survey team at Yarraweyah Falls checking traps - its hard to believe this area had no trees or shrubs only 3 years ago. Photo Jane Thompson.
Our fabulous volunteer Kirsty Vogel weighing the Honey Possum at Yarraweyah Falls.  Photo Jane Thompson,<br/> Our fabulous volunteer Kirsty Vogel weighing the Honey Possum at Yarraweyah Falls. Photo Jane Thompson,
Honey Possum being processed. Photo Jane Thompson.<br/> Honey Possum being processed. Photo Jane Thompson.
Honey Possum showing its long-nectar seeking snout.<br/> Honey Possum showing its long-nectar seeking snout.
Honey Possum feeding on calothamnus in the revegetation site at Yarraweyah Falls. Photo Jane Thompson.<br/> Honey Possum feeding on calothamnus in the revegetation site at Yarraweyah Falls. Photo Jane Thompson.

Last week Angela Sanders led the annual south-west fauna surveys on Bush Heritage's partner property - Yarraweyah Falls.

Yarraweyah Falls owners - Bill and Jane Thompson - were absolutely thrilled when the team caught a female Honey Possum with pouch young in the revegetation site - a first for this area.

This site was direct seeded and specific habitat trees hand planted by Bill and Jane only three years ago. It is wonderful to see native animals coming back into the area.

Angela Sanders with the fauna survey team at Yarraweyah Falls checking traps - its hard to believe this area had no trees or shrubs only 3 years ago. Photo Jane Thompson.<br/> Angela Sanders with the fauna survey team at Yarraweyah Falls checking traps - its hard to believe this area had no trees or shrubs only 3 years ago. Photo Jane Thompson.
Our fabulous volunteer Kirsty Vogel weighing the Honey Possum at Yarraweyah Falls.  Photo Jane Thompson,<br/> Our fabulous volunteer Kirsty Vogel weighing the Honey Possum at Yarraweyah Falls. Photo Jane Thompson,
Honey Possum being processed. Photo Jane Thompson.<br/> Honey Possum being processed. Photo Jane Thompson.
Honey Possum showing its long-nectar seeking snout.<br/> Honey Possum showing its long-nectar seeking snout.
Honey Possum feeding on calothamnus in the revegetation site at Yarraweyah Falls. Photo Jane Thompson.<br/> Honey Possum feeding on calothamnus in the revegetation site at Yarraweyah Falls. Photo Jane Thompson.