On Sunday 24th February 2013 CCES Students & Staff made their way out to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve for a bushwalk. Despite the rain, some wildlife were spotted including lizards & kangaroos.
After the walk the group went back to Adjunct Associate Professor Andy Johnson’s home for a well-deserved Australian BBQ.
The Tidbinbilla Valley has played an important part of the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) nature conservation efforts since 1936 and was gazetted as a nature reserve and national park in 1971.
Tidbinbilla is comprised of three precincts, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Birrigai at Tidbinbilla and Jedbinbilla, a previous pine plantation that is being allowed to regenerate back to its original state as a natural Australian sub-alpine habitat.
Tidbinbilla is considered a leader in wildlife reproductive biology through its work on the Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby program, other macropod species such as potoroos and wallabies and with the endangered Northern Corroboree Frog. State of the art facilities, including a fully equipped veterinary surgery and Animal Breeding Centre, support the success of the program.