Possum Drey

Works on Paper

Finalist

Watercolour

53 x 72cm

A Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) is peering out from its drey.  This possum is a colour variation common to the mid north coast of New South Wales. Most, but not all; ringtail possum populations construct dreys, spherical structures usually made in a shrub or tree fork within dense vegetation. The possum transports the building material bundled in its coiled tail. 

by Colleen Werner