I’ve had a number of recent questions on how to find Yellow-footed Antechinus in the box-ironbark. While this beautiful little dasyurid can be found in a variety of habitat types, in my experience it is generally associated with the more fertile and moist drainage lines and gullies. This is where the habitat tends to be structurally complex, where fallen wood and leaf litter is most abundant, and often where there are more ground level hollows to shelter and hide in.
It’s the same story with birds, the greatest variety and abundance can generally be found where resources – food, shelter and nesting sites – are concentrated. So, if you are hoping to improve your chances of seeing things in the box-ironbark, it pays to head to the gully!