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Bushfire Recovery Nursery in Lismore, Friends of the Koala

On our way to 1 Million trees!

Our Community Native Plant Nursery has distributed 964,000 trees since it’s humble beginnings. We are well on our way to 1,000,000 trees sold or given away to landholders and habitat restoration groups across the Northern Rivers region. We are looking forward to reaching that milestone! But first things first: today we are celebrating the 240,000th … Read more

Are koalas dumb?

Koalas aren’t dumb, they are sleepy survivors

Are koalas dumb? This question has been asked many times and koala intelligence hotly debated. Here is what we know about koala intelligence combined with our experience gained from observing koala behaviour. Just because they are sleepy, docile creatures doesn’t mean they are stupid. Koalas have their own personalities, some come with more attitude than … Read more

Why do koalas sleep so much?

Why do koalas sleep so much?

Koalas are known for their sleepy habits – catching more than the average animal in z’s. But is this true? Let’s bust some myths – do koalas spend all of their time sleeping and if so why do they sleep so much?! Yes koalas sleep a lot! Koalas sleep between 18 and 22 hours out … Read more

Friends Of The Koala

National Eucalypt Day 2023

Happy National Eucalypt Day – 23rd March 2023! This year marks ten years of National Eucalypt Day. Find out why we are all nuts about gums (eucalyptus trees)! Multiple species of eucalypt According to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, the term ‘eucalypt’ includes approximately 900 species in the three genera Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora. … Read more

We sell koala food trees for $1 to landholders

Our nursery – food for our koalas

Friends of the Koala operate a native plant nursery which is open to the community by appointment. The nursery is located behind our Koala Hospital and issues koala food trees for $1 each to landholders with land where koalas reside in the Northern Rivers Region. Koalas rely exclusively on a small number of Eucalyptus trees … Read more