* Rare Orchids and New Holland Mice

Forster, NSW

We have recently been working down in the Great Lakes area surveying for the endangered Leafless Tongue Orchid and the diminutive New Holland Mouse, both of which are listed as Vulnerable for EPBC purposes. Using a grid-based approach, our work revealed two sub-populations of New Holland Mouse occupying habitat at optimum densities of nearly 20 animals/ha. The orchid does not appear to be present on our survey site, despite an intensive survey effort.