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Taradale is home to a diverse community of indigenous fauna who enjoy the large areas of regenerating native forests that surround the valley.
Visitors can expect to see kangaroos, particularly in late summer and early spring and sometimes the more reclusive a wallabies, koala or echidna. Gliders, possums, antechinus, bats, water rats, platypus and the eastern pygmy-possum are all found, if not frequently seen in the area.
Tiger, Brown and Copperhead snakes are common and the eastern small-eyed snake has been recorded at Taradale. Other local reptiles include blue tongue lizards and skinks.
On a warm evening a diverse chorus of frogs, toadlets, froglets, toads and bullfrogs fill the night – daytimes are characterised by the constantly changing song of the varied birdlife found in the area with more than 142 species recorded locally.
The rare swift parrot may be seen and there is an active program to support and record numbers of the endangered brush tailed phascogale.