The residents of Fan Palm Reserve

Published 03 Jan 2018 
about  Fan Palm Reserve  
A juvenile Cassowary checks out the camera<br/> A juvenile Cassowary checks out the camera
Cassowary<br/> Cassowary
Native White-tailed Rat<br/> Native White-tailed Rat
Dingo<br/> Dingo
Musky Rat-kangaroo<br/> Musky Rat-kangaroo
Orange-footed Scrubfowl<br/> Orange-footed Scrubfowl
Catbird<br/> Catbird
Brown Bandicoot<br/> Brown Bandicoot
Agile Wallaby<br/> Agile Wallaby
Long-nosed Bandicoot<br/> Long-nosed Bandicoot

Trail cameras were recently put out for the first time at Fan Palm Reserve in the Daintree area of far north Queensland. These cameras are a popular and effective monitoring tool because they're a non-intrusive and fairly low-effort way to survey fauna species.

Retrieved after one month in situ, the cameras gave a clear and at times comical insight into the residents of this little patch of rainforest.

Here are some of the photos we captured of the Fan Palm fauna as they investigated the peanut butter bait and the curious camouflaged boxes (cameras) that clicked to life as they walked into view.

Cassowary<br/> Cassowary
Native White-tailed Rat<br/> Native White-tailed Rat
Dingo<br/> Dingo
Musky Rat-kangaroo<br/> Musky Rat-kangaroo
Orange-footed Scrubfowl<br/> Orange-footed Scrubfowl
Catbird<br/> Catbird
Brown Bandicoot<br/> Brown Bandicoot
Agile Wallaby<br/> Agile Wallaby
Long-nosed Bandicoot<br/> Long-nosed Bandicoot