Honey Possums an indicator of restoration success

Published 17 Nov 2016 
about  Monjebup Reserves  

This week Bush Heritage Ecologist Angela Sanders and her team have been running the annual spring fauna surveys on Monjebup North.

Angela was delighted to discover Honey Possums (Tarsipes rostratus) in the 2012 and 2013 Monjebup revegetation sites. This is a great indicator of success for these sites.

Honey possums are a truly unique species. They are tiny – weighing just 7 to 11 grams. Their diet includes nectar and pollen, hence their long pointed snout. Honey Possums are endemic to south-western Western Australia.

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