Tilligerry Habitat’s new President Dorothea Willeys discusses plans

The Jimenez family, originally from Columbia, ready for their nature ramble.
The Jimenez family, originally from Columbia, ready for their nature ramble.


THE new incoming executive of ‘Tilligerry Habitat’ has settled in and promises a fresh, more open approach with Public Interaction given top priority.

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President elect Dorothea Willeys said that the volunteers were currently working on new plantings of vibrant native vegetation near the entrance to make the place more welcoming to visitors.

“Of course, the main drawcard is the free ranging koalas which can be spotted from our boardwalks and nature trails,” she said.

“At the moment there are four in residence plus many other native animals, birds and a wide variety of flora,”
Ms Willeys said, “We also have literature and photographic displays in our eco friendly main building.”

‘The Habitat’ has a native plant nursery which has supplied some 3,000 food trees to Port Stephens Koalas. It is open from 9am to 3pm every day and their verandah cafe from 9am to 2pm on the fourth Sunday of the month.

The Jimienez family was thrilled with their first sighting of a wild koala in ‘The Habitat’.

They also got a taste of Mother Nature’s full fury when they were stopped by a roadblock at the Golf Club by a bushfire.

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