Fox Gully Bushcare – 13 Nov 2014

By: Michael Fox

Things can be a little noisy at night in Fox Gully with Kenny, Jenny and her joey as well as what seems to be another young Koala in residence. It is a real pleasure to walk in the bush and see Koalas and even more amazing when you don’t even have to leave home.

We were sitting outside on dusk yesterday when I noticed this Koala climbing down one of the big Tallowwoods Eucalyptus microcorys.


Eucalypt branches are amazingly strong


Disappearing on the ground it soon reappeared climbing a another much smaller eucalyptus. The new leaves at the very top were the target. Don’t worry that the branches are very thin and Koalas are solid weights. Settling in among the very top branches sitting on something that would be less that 2cm thick our young visitor started reaching out for dinner of gum leaves.


Koala Mum and joey - Fox Gully - Alan Moore - 9 Nov 2014 - lowres

Koala mum & joey – Photo: Alan Moore

On Sunday we spotted a Koala mum and joey just beside the Farm Fire Trail.


Koala Mum and joey - Fox Gully - Barry Flower - 9 Nov 2014

Jenny and joey – Photo: Barry Flower


Then later that night I received a text message from Miranda whose Arafura Street property forms part of the Fox Gully wildlife corridor. The Koala mum (Jenny) and joey were in their favorite tree and Kenny the father was around making his usual grunting noises.