Kennedy Valley  -  Cardwell  - Tropical North Queensland Australia

From the Heart

celebrating   20 years  of the  Wet Tropics  of Quueensland   World   Heritage  Area

 Mahogany Glider - Cyclone Yasi

 Donations to assist wildlife can be made to

wildlife food

Wildcard Art - Mungarru Lodge Sanctuary is the home of Queensland wildlife artist Daryl Dickson who lives and works in tropical north Queensland Australia.

Mahogany Glider -- TC Yasi Bulletin 1


Mahogany Glider -- TC Yasi Bulletin 3



Mahogany Glider -- TC Yasi Bulletin 2


Mahogany Glider -- TC Yasi Bulletin 4



Cassowary Award 2008

Daryl received a prestigious  Cassowary Award for her work in art and conservation in the Queensland Wet Tropics

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Artist Palette Magazine No 40 Features Daryl Dickson

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Artist Profile
Cyclone Yasi
Original Artworks
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Artist's Palette No 40
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Daryl Dickson

Wildcard Art

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 Tel. 07 40660232

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Website Updated

FEB 2011

Emergency Food for Wildlife

This page was created to deal with the needs of our wildlife after Cyclone Larry in March 2006. As I can see that people are still accessing this information and because we are experiencing extremes in weather conditions in many parts of Australia I though it might be helpful to leave this page in place and to add information as and when I can..

    When support feeding of wildlife is necessary due to injury or disaster::

It is essential that food is placed in a SAFE area


if at all possible try to feed as close to where these animals & birds would normally feed

If you live near rainforest and can set up a site in the forest area

the following foods will assist some of our forest creatures:

The following press release from FNQ Wildlife Rescue may be of assistance


 Far North Queensland Wildlife Rescue offers the following interim suggestions and recipes.


DO NOT FEED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. There is a feeding plan in effect. If you have any concerns about sick, injured or orphaned cassowaries please ring 4068 7183 or 0402276752.

Nectar eaters: Honey or sugar water does not provide sufficient nutrition for nectar eating birds. They must have protein as well.

Ready to mix Honey-lorikeet food is available from pet shops. Place in a shallow dish high above the ground away from cats. (All cats are hunters by nature no matter how much you feed them.)

Home made options:

Mix high protein baby cereal and honey into a slurry.

Crush a high protein cereals (NutriGrain, etc.) into a pulp and mix with water and honey.

Mix peanut butter, honey and water.

Boiled Rolled oats or rice mashed up and made into a slurry with honey and water. For fruit eaters pour any of these mixtures over chopped fresh or canned fruit—anything but citrus and pineapple. Tinned vegies can be added as well.

Fruit eating birds (fruit doves, pigeons, figbirds, etc.) should be fed as close to their original food sources as possible (if these are still alive and will eventually fruit again). Hang dishes in fruit trees or roosting trees far from houses and cats. Chopped food - berries, pawpaw, banana, grapes, apple, mango can be sprinkled with Insectivore mix for protein.

Grain eaters

Finch seed is good for finches, Peaceful doves and Emerald doves. Parrot mix is good for all seed eating parrots. These can be obtained found at pet stores and supermarkets. Feed supply stores are good for purchasing large quantities.

Insect eaters

Insect eaters shouldn't be short of food but if you have to feed them meat, do NOT feed them mince that is not coated with something like ground eggshells, peanut butter or Insectivore mix. NEVER feed fatty meat to any wildlife. Lean meat lacks sufficient nutritional value unless coated as well.


Wallabies, possum, bandicoots

Feed away from houses preferably near or in their native habitat

Raw rolled oats/Coarse grain/Parrot seed mix/Sweet potato/Carrots/Apples/Pawpaw/Banana/Grapes


Smear honey on food tree trunks [eucalypt, melaleuca, bloodwood] to lead them to a shallow hanging dish with high protein powder or high protein baby cereal and honey in a watery slurry.


If you need assistance with orphaned / injured / hungry wildlife please contact :

FNQ Wildlife Rescue Cairns Tel 4053 4467                         Wildcare Mission Beach  Tel 4068 7740  [mob 0418 773 400

Concerns about Cassowaries ring 4068 7183 or 0402276752


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All artworks & photographs used on this website are protected by copyright -   Daryl Dickson 2007 & Tina Dickson-Zwarts 2007

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