Wildlife Conservation on Private Land is Important


About Us

We are a private wildlife sanctuary (not open to the general public) which is part of a wider network of wildlife sanctuaries that form the Wildlife Land Trust. Like the other sanctuaries in this network, the wildlife who live here are protected from harmful practices such as hunting and clearfelling of vegetation. We are also working towards regenerating this land to improve ecosystem function and biodiversity.

Our location is in Northern NSW, very close to both the Mebbin and Border Ranges National Parks, which is one of Australia's biodiversity hotspots. The climate is here is subtropical.

Why Heron Hill?

We have the privilege to have White Necked and White Faced Herons visiting our dams most days, while the Nankeen Night Heron lives in the creek at the base of our property. They are beautiful birds and very shy by nature. While they see us regularly, they prefer to keep their distance from humans, which is probably a smart move on their part.

White Necked Heron
White-necked Heron
Nankeen Night-Heron
Nankeen Night-Heron
White-faced Heron
White-faced Heron

The Big picture

It's All About Soil and Water

Planting trees is wonderful, but there is a bigger picture.

Regenerative Land Management

Thinking about whole ecosystem function.

Don't Forget The Insects

Insects are fundamental to healthy ecosystems.

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” ― Wendell Berry

Some of the Locals at Heron Hill

Jezebel Butterfly Nymph Pupae
Jezebel Butterfly Nymph Pupae
Frogmouths at Heron Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
Tawny Frogmouths
Laughing Tree Frog at Heron Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
Laughing Tree Frog
Blue Tiger Butterfly
Blue Tiger Butterfly
Red-necked Wallaby at Heron Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
Red-necked Wallaby
Red-backed Fairy-wren at Heron Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis

About This Website

Encouraging others to protect and restore habitats and ecosystems for the benefit of native wildlife.

Providing information and resources for people who wish to or are doing something similar to us.

Explaining how restoration of broader ecosystem functions like the water cycle can rehydrate landscapes, reduce fire risks and enhance wildlife habitat.

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