Dryandra Woodland, near Narrogin
Although it may not look like much to the casual observer, this forest of white-barked wandoo and powderbark is one of the last vestiges of woodland in a landscape of cleared farmland, and is home to some incredible animals and a wildlife breeding enclosure that has seen the revival of several important species. The numbat is probably Dryandra’s best-known inhabitant, but there are woylies, tammar wallabies, brushtail possums and tawny frogmouths, and the thickets of rock sheoak provide habitat for red-tailed phascogales and other rare species. More than 100 bird species have been recorded here, including the mound-building mallee fowl. Dryandra Woodland is around 164 kilometres southeast of Perth, and 22 kilometres north-west of Narrogin. You will need to stay overnight in the basic cottages, dormitories or campground to see many of the animals, or join the night tour in the animal sanctuary, but during the day there are cycling tracks and walks to explore – including one to an Aboriginal ochre pit.
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