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Backyard Buddies is an education initiative run by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife.

Get to know your local animals and plants. Find out how to help them thrive!

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3 days ago
Backyard Buddies

Today marks the start of Volunteering Australia's National Volunteer Week 2022. This year's theme is Better Together. Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife relies on the work of volunteers across many of our projects, including our iconic Wildlife Heroes Project and Bushfire Recovery Program.

National Volunteer Week is a chance for all of us to celebrate and recognise the vital work of volunteers, so join us in saying "Thank You" as we highlight stories from our amazing volunteer partners throughout the week.

We are pleased to start with a story from our Wildlife Heroes, Jane Duxberry and Susanne Scheuter at FAWNA NSW INC who give their time selflessly to look after injured wildlife, such as Mirto the kangaroo.

“It took little Mirto three days to settle in and to get over his shock. He has now been with us for two weeks and his wounds are healing very well. Mirto is now getting out of pouch and hopping around the run. He is also eating and drinking well and gaining weight. We are very pleased with his progress and we are confident that Mirto will grow into a lovely young kangaroo.” Jane Duxberry and Susanne Scheuter, FAWNA NSW Inc.

#WaveForVolunteers #NVW2022 #nationalvolunteerweek #fnpw #wildlifeheroes #thankyou #fawnanswinc
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Today marks the start of Volunteering Australias National Volunteer Week 2022. This years theme is Better Together. Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife relies on the work of volunteers across many of our projects, including our iconic Wildlife Heroes Project and Bushfire Recovery Program.

National Volunteer Week is a chance for all of us to celebrate and recognise the vital work of volunteers, so join us in saying Thank You as we highlight stories from our amazing volunteer partners throughout the week. 

We are pleased to start with a story from our Wildlife Heroes, Jane Duxberry and Susanne Scheuter at FAWNA NSW INC who give their time selflessly to look after injured wildlife, such as Mirto the kangaroo. 

“It took little Mirto three days to settle in and to get over his shock. He has now been with us for two weeks and his wounds are healing very well. Mirto is now getting out of pouch and hopping around the run. He is also eating and drinking well and gaining weight. We are very pleased with his progress and we are confident that Mirto will grow into a lovely young kangaroo.” Jane Duxberry and Susanne Scheuter, FAWNA NSW Inc.

 #WaveForVolunteers #NVW2022 #nationalvolunteerweek #fnpw #wildlifeheroes #thankyou #fawnanswinc
6 days ago
Backyard Buddies

#wombatmonth
A wombat baby is called a joey and is off the scale in cuteness. Mums give birth to a single joey every two years between September and December. The joeys are the size of a jelly-bean when first born and will stay in mums pouch for 9 - 10 months. A wombats pouch opens towards the mothers rear rather than towards her head. This stops dirt from filling the pouch while digging.

All photos by Kiren Jayne Towers

#wombat #backyardbuddies #fnpw
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Oh my gosh the first picture of the joey in the dish looks like it is smiling. 💜💜💜💜

Wonderful to see those tiny babies, thank you for sharing the beautiful photos and information. ❤️❤️❤️

Absolutely adorable xxx 💝

Sensational photos and great info

Incredible adaptation to the way wombats live. Beautiful pics

Beautiful pics

Cute as a button

Omg so adorable

Wow so adorable

Gorgeous

So so Gorgeous

nature thought about that huh

Lovely 😊 pictures...

Karen Louise maybe you should get this guy too.

Cute 🥰

Richard

Susan Harders 😍

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Sharon Traemer

Janine Flanders ❣️

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Kate Avery 💕

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Tia Lilly 🥰

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