10/6/2019 0 Comments
Murray River Wildlife
I could spend all my days happily wandering the bush watching our wildlife. We are truly the lucky ones living in a country like Australia that has so much amazing wildlife.
These were all taken around the Koonoomoo area in Northern Victoria along the Murray River.
Now (spring) is a great time to be out in the bush because its not too hot and the animals are quite active and healthy. With our summers getting hotter- they are much more vulnerable in summer along with the added restriction of their habitat in summer due to the river being so busy with campers. The animals like to live along the river edges and with campers taking prime spot in the heat of summer- they are forced back into the bush and away from the access to the water when they need it. Koalas don't often drink however, with our hotter summers and dryer winters, they are not getting the "moisture" from the leaves that once kept them hydrated. This is why so many are now seen to be drinking water and why access to water sources in heat, is vital to their populations. Coming up to summer I hope to share some tips about ways you can help our wildlife this summer- especially if you are camping or taking a holiday in areas where there is wildlife. They will need our help and anyone can help them by doing some simple things.
Hope you enjoy these photo's my mum took.
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My name is Libby and I am 13 years old. I am a Koala Crusader- raising money and awareness for our VULNERABLE koala's and spreading messages about our wildlife that we are lucky enough to live WITH. These are stories written by ME!