TAS: Heywood Refuge - Tony and Lyn Heywood
Tony and Lyn Heywood are the owners of a property located approximately 30km south west of Hobart. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary, and it is Tony and Lyn's intent to revegetate the land for the benefit of the local environment and wildlife.
The property covers approximately 3 hectares and comprises of wet eucalypt forest with the Crabtree Rivulet running along one boundary. Vegetation is dominated by white gums (Eucalyptus viminalis) and Tony plans to revegetate the land and is in the process of creating a permaculture garden.
Wildlife known to inhabit the area include Tasmanian pademelons (Thylogale billardierii), Bennett's wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus), eastern barred (Perameles gunii) and southern brown (Isoodon obesulus) bandicoots, tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Tasmanian native hens (Tribonyx mortierii), Tasmanian bettongs (Bettongia gaimardi), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and common ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii), platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and a variety of birds including masked owls (Tyto novaehollandiae), hawks (Accipter spp.), yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus) and blue-winged parrots (Neophema chrysostoma).