Marsupials in Australia #2






It has been another crazy busy week! We participated in two night spotlighting hikes to look for marsupials in the wild. We saw some Lemuroid Possums and some endangered Northern Yellow-Bellied Gliders. We also gathered data for our research project, mine is focusing on the effectiveness of passive and active rainforest restoration for marsupial habitat. Which means I spent most of my days last week collecting field data at my two locations. On Thursday we camped at Granite George Nature Park in Mareeba- which was amazing. There are wild Mareeba Rock Wallabies there which are simi-friendly so I was able to pet a few wallabies. We spent Friday at Port Douglas, touring an exhibit which had several different biomes found in Australia and some of the wildlife you would expect to encounter at each location. On Saturday we had a free day in Cairns so I took advantage of it and went scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef. I have mad so many memories this week that I don’t know which one is my favorite! Only 10 days left of my trip, can’t believe how quickly time is going by.