Greater Bilby & Poached Egg Daisy Outback Habitat

Greater Bilby & Poached Egg Daisy Outback Habitat


Australia’s dry interior, the Outback, is famous all over the world. Its low human population density and intact natural environment make it one of the largest remaining natural areas on earth. And while not many humans may live there, it’s full of well-adapted wildlife and plants. To represent the Outback as a habitat, we’ve selected two of our favourites - the Greater Bilby and the Poached Egg Daisy plant. The bilby, a desert dwelling marsupial omnivore is the last of its family tree after the Lesser Bilby became extinct in the 1950’s. Our long-eared eared friends grow up to 55 cm, excluding their tails. Nocturnal creatures, they get moisture from the food they eat, including insects, seeds, spiders, bulbs, fruit, fungi and very small animals. Like all good marsupials, they have a pouch, but since they love digging so much, their pouches are on their backs so they don’t get filled with dirt. Poached Egg Daisy plants are a wildflower in Australia’s interior, blooming annually in the winter months. One of the most abundant plants across the sand plains and dunes of the Outback, this plant resembles a poached egg when it blooms.

Greater Bilby Conservation Status: Vulnerable in WA, NT, endangered in QLD and extinct in all other Australian states.

119mm (w) x 91mm (h) x 6mm (d) approx.
Hand painted wooden table-top/ painted one-side.

* Since this item is handmade, each top is slightly varied in patterning, texture, wood grain or burn.

Designed and made locally in Sydney.

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