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Saving the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats
by Linda Dennis

Broglas at dusk
on the way to Epping we were privileged to
see the mating dance of these two brolgas

the roo yard
kangaroos and wallabies on the park enter through the one way gate into a paddock with
feed and water and then are released into surrounding land by a gate on the park perimeter

Camp Visitor
This huge Green Tree Frog visited us in Tent City (where some of the volunteers slept)
- it was only just smaller than the palm of my hand

The dunny!
Note there is no door!

Collecting Hair
snipping of each individual hair was tough on the eyes!

Cooking Dinner
not really! This is the hairs we collected being boiled to extract the DNA

Me and Tilly!
otherwise known as Therese Black

The Girls!
from left - Hilary MacDonald, Therese Black, me, Helen Matthews
and Carol Pullar (front)

Todd Woody and me
Back in Rockhampton before the long trip home
(longer for him - back to the USA!)

Butterfly madness
These species of butterfly was smack bang in the middle of their breeding season
- as soon as the bufferfly emerged from its chrysalis  the adult butterfly mated with it

a feed station
wombats enter the feed station through a heavy flap gate, where wombat pellets and water
have been left - movement is captured on film and video from the camera station (at right)

The Volunteers Donga
This is where some of the volunteers slept - it's called the
Hairy-nosed Hilton

Cocakatoo on Guard
A breeding pair of Sulphur Crested Cockatoos took up home in the hollow of a tree
on the park, each time we drove past they came out to check on us!

Data Entry
After the daily hair intake was collected the information had to be entered into a database

Saggy Baggy Wombat
The Old Girl of Epping near the very end of her life

Roberto Munguia (my census buddy) and me
He was really embarressed to have this photo taken - a shy boy!

Hazel and Dennis Hanrahan and me
These photos were taken on our last day at Epping Forest
National Park

Wiggles (Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat) and me!
The day before we flew home some of us visited Rockhampton Zoo
where Wiggles lives
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