Minister for the Environment Rebecca Vassarotti welcomed the opening of the new nature-based nature reserve and learning centre, Wildbark, at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, and said the new facility is important to conserving Canberra’s grassy woodland ecosystems.
Sitting at the entrance of the Sanctuary, “Wildbark is a gateway into the Australian landscape of 250 years ago,” Minister Vassarotti said. “The Sanctuary allows the community to experience native animals up close and get hands- on with cutting-edge conservation and research activities.
“The Sanctuary is also home to the largest Box-gum Grassy-Woodland area managed for conservation in Australia. It spans 1,384 hectares of the threatened woodland across both Mulligans Flat and Goorooyaroo nature reserves.”
“Join experienced Wildbark guides as they take you through the Sanctuary with historical walks during the day or, if you’re feeling especially adventurous, see the Sanctuary come to life during a night tour. Exploring the Sanctuary at night allows you to search for the endangered, nocturnal species that call Mulligans Flat home.”
Wildbark at Mulligans Flat is located in Throsby, on Canberra’s northside near Gungahlin. Follow Bettong Avenue onto Rosenberg Street for the Wildbark building and free parking. For more information on the new facility, visit the Wildbark website. For more information on Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary Strategy, visit the YourSay engagement page.