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A dedicated wildlife sanctuary and habitat corridor

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Steve and Hedy Krasevac are the owners of Ellenbrae, a property located in Talbot, approximately 90km east of Perth, Western Australia. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary serving as a corridor and permanent water source for the adjoining Wandoo National Park. Steve and Hedy intend to maintain the property for its current uses whilst preserving the existing pristine native bushland and its values. The property has been registered with Land for Wildlife for over 20 years.

The property covers approximately 17 hectares of pristine native forest, bush and granite outcropping protected by exclusion fencing. It is part of a larger farming property which connects to the bordering Wandoo National Park through a wildlife corridor. The geological aspects of the property favour water flow through the spring and summer, which supplements the more arid National Park and provides food, water and habitat for local wildlife.

Native vegetation on the property includes wandoo (Eucalyptus wandoo), river red gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), rock she-oaks (Allocasuarina huegeliana), Xanthorrhoea, hakeas, jam trees (Acacia acuminata), grevilleas, bottlebrushes (Callistemon spp.) and a range of paper flower (Malvaceae spp.) and native orchid (Dendrobium spp.) species.

A wide range of wildlife inhabits the property including western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) possums, black-headed (Varanus tristis) and Gould’s (Varanus gouldii) monitors, shingleback lizards (Tiliqua rugosa) and Western heath dragons (Ctenophorus adelaidensis). A variety of frogs are also present including a colony of Western spotted burrowing frogs (Heleioporus albopunctatus gray). Birdlife is abundant and includes tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides), brown goshawks (Accipiter fasciatus), splendid fairy-wrens (Malurus splendens) and yellow-rumped thornbills (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa) as well as various owls and robins.

Property Name Ellenbrae
Property Size 17 hectares
Property Features Land For Wildlife
Owners Steve and Hedy Krasevac
Member Since 2018
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