No matter what season you visit, you'll see kangaroos
Summer: December - February
As the summer approaches, wildlife retreat to bushland habitat to shelter during the heat of the day. The land is a contrast of golden pastures against summer wild flowers and the new growth of native trees.
•Kangaroos and Tammar wallabies are seen predominantly at dawn and dusk.
•Little penguins moult all their feathers at the end of the breeding season and can lose up to half their body weight.
•New Zealand Fur seals give birth to chocolate-brown pups.
•The Australian Sea-lion breeding season begins with pups born from January to June 2006.
•Heath goannas lay 10-17 eggs in the warm, stable, humid atmosphere of termite mounds, the perfect incubator.
•Koalas, wallabies and kangaroos give birth to tiny young, which are naked and blind.
Autumn: March - May
Pastures begin to green and waterways and catchments begin to flow. Autumn is a time of transition, with some rainfall gradually providing the wildlife with fresh growth to feed on.
Winter is spectacular with lush green countryside, flowing rivers and abundant wildlife: it's Kangaroo Island at its most appealing. Land mammals, predominantly night, dawn and dusk feeders for most of the year, frequently come out by day.
•Koalas emerge from the mother's pouch and begin to ride on her back.
Spring: September - November
Spring is the season of rebirth. It is a wonderful time to see the spectacular array of wild flowers, birds and mammals.
•Wildflowers are in abundance. There are approximately 40 endemic floral species found on Kangaroo Island.
•Eucalyptus oil is in peak production. One tonne of leaf can produce up to 30 litres of oil.
•Cape Barren geese nest on top of the native iris grasses to incubate their eggs.
•Platypuses lay two eggs in a burrow up to 20 metres long.
Isn't this a beautiful place! The government has just stopped commercial fishing on the island in their effort to keep it pristine. I'm not sure if that's fair to the fishermen as they have been very careful of the environment.