Over the last few weeks we have had a black shouldered kite and a white faced heron feeding out our kitchen window.
Productive agriculture and biodiversity cohabitate at Montrose Dairy. Providing habitat for native wildlife is something we really enjoy, with lots of dams and treed areas, there is plenty of space for reptiles, mammals and birds as well as our cows.
It is not uncommon for us to hear and see koalas. Once we were having breakfast only to look out the window and see a koala casually wandering down the garden path, through our garden gate and off towards nearby trees.
Montrose is visited by echidnas, possums, wallabies, many frog species, lizards, snakes, wedge tailed eagles, turtles and much more. We have put together a list to help us track what species visit us here on the farm – to date we have counted 133 different native creatures!