SA: Michelle and Darren's Refuge - Michelle Cox and Darren Pegram
Michelle Cox and Darren Pegram are the owners of a property located approximately 45km southeast of Adelaide, South Australia. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary, and it is Michelle and Darren's intention to continue to maintain and conserve the native vegetation and encourage and support the growing populations of local wildlife. The property is additionally subject to an in-perpetuity Heritage Agreement (1429) with the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
The property covers 7.5 undeveloped hectares, which contains remnant Eucalypt woodland featuring pink gum (Eucalyptus fasciculosa), river red gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), and yellow gums (E. Leucoxylon). Other vegetation species such as basket grass (Lomandra longifolia), kangaroo thorn (Acacia paradoxa), rock wattle (Acacia rupicola), scarlett runner (Kennedia prostrata), Cheilanthes, and white-fan flower (Scaevola albida) exist on the property.
Wildlife species known to inhabit the property include western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), brush tail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), western pygmy possums (Cercartetus concinnus), tawny dragons (Ctenophorus decresii) eastern striped skinks (Ctenotus robustus) and Murray Darling carpet pythons (Morelia spilota metcalfei).