have cared for many Australian native animals including several
species of macropod and possum, various reptiles and many
species of bird including my beloved Birds of Prey, of which
I specialised in for 3 years. I had the immense pleasure of
successfully rehabilitating and releasing many Birds of Prey
including the awesome Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Nankeen Kestrel,
Collared Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, Black-Shouldered Kite
I have had the enormous delight of raising Bare-Nosed Wombats,
my all time favourite critter! These short and stocky bundles
of energy and bravado have become my ultimate passion in life!
Our first wombat Tici - with very little effort - took over
a large part of my heart and I have been hooked on wombats
In 2004 I recognised that there was a gaping hole in my region in the area of
public education relating to Australian wildlife and so I established Fauna First
Aid, a program teaching vet nurse students at Orange TAFE how to properly care
for native animals in a veterinary care situation. In 2005 I extended the program
to include school age students - highlighting the dangers involved in handling
wild animals and to show what Mum & Dad could do during short term care periods.
In June 2005 Fauna First Aid became a project sponsored by
the Australian Geographic Society - a very humbling and proud
moment. With such high profile backing I decided to take the
plunge and move my wildlife seminars to the next level and
so became a guide to the care of bare-nosed wombats.
I also teach Macropology with the approval and support
of Cheryl Dooley, author.
institutions such as IFAW and the Wildlife Preservation Society
of Australia have also recognised my wildlife work, which
I am eternally grateful for.
Northern Tablelands Wildlife Carers
Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia
Macquarie Koala Hospital
wildlife volunteer work
Preservation Society of Australia Regional Advisor and Newsletter
The Wombat Foundation Webmaster
Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat Hair Census x2
Western Ringtail Possum Mortality Study
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital Volunteer
The Wombat Protection Society of Australia
Webmaster and Director (now finished)
WA Australian Seabird Rescue Webmaster (now finished)
NSW Wildlife Council Steering Committee
member (now finished)
Serventy Conservation Award Runner Up
IFAW Welfare and Education Award
on links below to view Linda's Fauna First Aid Resources.