Sally Jacka, a member of Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers and Friends of The Kola with an orphaned baby possum.
Sally Jacka, a member of Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers and Friends of The Kola with an orphaned baby possum. Crystal Spencer

Helping injured wildlife recover

BABY possums and joeys were some highlights of Saturday’s Wildlife Information Day.

But sadly their presence was to highlight a more important issue.

“They’ve unfortunately lost their mothers to be there,” said Crystal Creek Miniatures owner Carolyn Tebbutt.

“That is why I wanted to have the day, to get the public aware of what they can do if they find an injured animal.”

The free Wildlife Information Day was held at Crystal Creek Miniatures.

“We had speakers from Friends of the Koala in Lismore, Jenny Hayes from Team Koala and Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers,” Mrs Tebbutt said.

“So people could know who to contact if they find a sick or misplaced animal.”

Information talks were also held on snake awareness, how to make your garden more wildlife friendly, and a proposed wildlife mapping website.

The Wildlife Information Day was the brainchild of Mrs Tebbutt.

“It was my idea because I’d been to some Friends of the Koala meetings in Lismore and I thought that was a long way to go,” she said.

“I think we need more (public information) on the Tweed.”

The event was also supported by Tweed Shire Council and the Caldera Economic Transition Program.



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