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A residence and wildlife sanctuary also used for agriculture, recreation and wildlife rehabilitation

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Nicholas Martlew is the owner of Stornoway, a property situated in Parndana on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The property is a residence and wildlife sanctuary also used for agriculture, recreation and wildlife rehabilitation. The farm’s primary product is marron, which is produced within the property’s many ponds. The property was recently hit by fires, and Nicholas and his family intend to reestablish the property for marron production whilst preserving habitat for native species. They also plan to maintain their property as a release site for rehabilitated wildlife.

The property covers approximately 65 hectares, 40 of which is largely native scrub. The property features many water holes and a creek, and vegetation is largely characterized as eucalypt woodland. Vegetation species present include blue gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon), river red gum (E. camaldulensis), manna (E. viminalis), yakka (Xanthorrhoea australis) and a range of banksia and acacia species.

A wide range of wildlife is present including Kangaroo Island kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus), brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), western pygmy possums (Cercartetus concinnus), microbats, tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus), pygmy copperheads (Austrelaps labialis), Rosenberg’s monitors (Varanus rosenbergi) and a variety of native birds including a pair of wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax) that nest near the creek.  

Property Name Stornoway
Property Size 65 hectares
Property Features
Owners Nicholas Martlew
Member Since 2020
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