DESPITE ITS NAME, the area of operation for Wildcare Queanbeyan covers 22,000 square km of the region surrounding the ACT, from Bredbo in the south to Collector in the north; Warri in the east to Young in the west. Throughout this vast area, volunteers work tirelessly to assist sick, injured,
IT’S THAT TIME of the year again. Baby bird season is well underway. Wildcare is always on the lookout for new recruits to help rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife, but in spring there is a special challenge — coping with an influx of orphaned baby birds.
ABOVE: Orphaned Tawny
Winter hibernation for reptiles explained
By Merran Laver
AS YOU MAY know, over the cold months our scaly reptilian friends go into a long sleep called ‘brumation’. They do this so that they can wait out the cold winter; their body temperature drops; and all functions slow down so that they don’t