Koalas in the Coolah Tops National Park

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) Creator: Lucy Morrell Copyright: NSW Government

Over the last decade or two there have been a few unregistered sightings of koalas in the Coolah Tops National Park, but a very recent sighting was fortunately reported to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service – and much excitement has ensued!

This sighting indicates that a koala population is likely in the area and NSW NPWS intends to carry out some surveys in the Park and on adjacent landowner’s properties to ascertain the spread and numbers.   The community may be able to assist NPWS – we will share more information as it comes to hand.

For the moment, the NPWS Koala Project Team is in preparation mode.

So, if you are at The Tops, don’t forget to look up!

If you see a koala at The Tops, do report the sighting to NPWS – phone their local office on 6825 4364 .   If you have your phone with you, get a GPS location of where the sighting was to assist the NPWS find the koala again.  Also of use would be to note down what the koala was doing eg. sleeping, feeding, moving etc., and if you have a whizz-bang camera, a photo would be great too!

Looking forward to more sightings ❤

Upcoming Exhibition – Wendy and Sally Carrall

Our new exhibition features a  talented mother-daughter duo, local to the Coolah district –  Wendy and Sally Carrall.  Sally paints with acrylics on canvas and uses a stick from the garden for her dots.  Wendy also uses acrylics and chooses some alternate surfaces as well as canvas – such as emu eggs.

They have embraced exploring their indigenous heritage and are proud of their Kamilaroi roots. Keeping the indigenous art style alive, they endeavour to share stories of their experiences through their art.

Have  a look through some of their beautiful work, it grabs the eye and wants to be admired!

The opening night will be on 5 August, come along and enjoy their art in person.