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Egg-laying mammals at Sportsman Creek Conservation Area

The newly published book “Bush Companion Fauna Species of the Clarence Valley and Northern Rivers, New South Wales” is available to purchase direct from the publisher.

This book contains over 310 “full colour plate” fauna species in 250 “perfect bound” pages with both common and scientific names.

Order by email at to reserve your copy.

Price $25 a copy plus postage from Sportsman Creek Press.

Bush Companion Cover

Of all of the fauna that comes and goes across the wildlife refuge this must surely be the most outrageous and beautiful creature. The Short-beaked Echidna are mammals that lay eggs and produce milk for their young. Mostly nocturnal, they can sometimes be seen in the day during mild conditions or during mating season when they create “Echidna trains”. The Echidna has a pointy snout and an extremely long sticky tongue to catch ants and termites, it’s only food source. Their nose is sensitive to electrical signals from insects. These harmless, defensive creatures are fortunately found across Australia in sufficient numbers to survive, to date.