SUGi
Australia

Queensland, Australia

Bilyana

Restoring habitat for the endangered Mahogany Glider.

Pocket Forest
Miyawaki Method
Habitat

By rewilding Bilyana we aim to attract native fauna; birds, butterflies, native bees and other pollinators.

This habitat is home to the Mahogany Glider.

The forest will improve the conservation status of the Mahogany Glider through habitat protection and recovery.

Forest Maker Brett Krause

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380

Trees

100

Square Meters

72

Native Species

a green field and trees
The site Bilyana in Queensland, Australia
tall trees and a car
The pocket forest after 3 years growth.

“By rewilding Bilyana we aim to improve the conservation status of the Mahogany Glider through habitat protection and recovery.”

Brett Krause

Forest Report: 3 Years

DATE: 27.09.2022

Survival Rate: 95%

Average of Tallest 3 Trees: 900cm

Bilyana is truly thriving, demonstrating how a pocket of native ecosystem can really succeed even when surrounded by intensively-managed and ecologically-poor land. Forest floor and leaf litter is established, with zero weed penetration. The forest is now self-sustaining. New floral species are growing in the forest from bird droppings.

Biodiversity Notes:

Trees are flowering well, including the Sandpaper Fig (Ficus opposita), White Ash (Alphitonia petreii) and Cadaghi (Corymbia torreliana). The endangered Southern Cassowary bird (Casuarius casuarius) has also been spotted in the forest.

Grasshopper on a native olive leaf (Chionanthus ramiflora)
Bandicoot berry (Leea novoguineensis)
Magpie moth (Nyctemera secundiana)
Spider web & black wattle tree (Acacia mangium)
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Forest Report: 2 Years

DATE: 27.09.2021

Survival Rate: 95%

Tallest Tree: 700cm

Forest floor and leaf litter established. Zero weed penetration.

The forest is self-sustaining; it has been a great growing season with above average rainfall.

Biodiversity Notes:

Trees are flowering well, including the Sandpaper Fig (Ficus opposita), White Ash (Alphitonia petreii) and Cadaghi (Corymbia torreliana). The endangered Southern Cassowary bird (Casuarius casuarius) has also been spotted in the forest.

White Ash (Alphitonia petreii)
Sandpaper Fig (Ficus opposita)
Strap Wattle (Acacia holosericea)
Hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa)

Forest Report: 1 Year

DATE: 27.09.2020

The pocket forest after 1 year growth

“Our pioneer species are coming in well! With a bit of rain recently, our trees are growing well, beginning to reshoot and flower. We are observing more life and biodiversity: insects are making their nests, there are lizards, and plenty of worms! The Southern Cassowary has been spotted in our forest!“

Forest Report: Planting

DATE: 27.09.2019

The Mahogany Glider

The Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis) is an endangered gliding possum native to a small region of coastal Queensland in Australia.

The Mahogany Glider is one of Australia’s most threatened arboreal mammals. It is distinguished externally from other petauridae, particularly its closest relative the squirrel glider Petaurus norfolcensis, by its larger size, a long and relatively short-haired tail, and buff to mahogany-brown belly.

The mahogany glider is listed as ‘Endangered’ under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

a mahogany glider rests on a tree branch
A Mahogany Glider rests on a tree branch.

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