For a girl who grew up in the middle of Melbourne and the burbs of Perth, getting close to native wildlife on a daily basis is pure bliss. Watching wallabies dart across the drive on the school run is pretty common; and snakes (diamond pythons, browns and red-bellied blacks) certainly go with the territory – especially during mating season! – but over the past few months we’ve seen koalas came up to the house and even more birds building nests and having babies.
It’s all down to James’s tenaciousness to turn a property riddled with invasive species into a biodiverse corridor rich with native wildlife. And in less than ten years, he’s doing/done exactly that.