Raising rarity at home

By Hui-Anne Tan With biodiversity declining at an unprecedented scale, the prospect of making any positive difference can be simply overwhelming.  But rest assured, there’s a lot we can do – right here at home. The collective efforts of our “small” actions in our home gardens will ultimately make a big difference. I’ve been luckyContinue reading Raising rarity at home

Planning for Fire

If you live in a fire prone area, planning for fire may be an important component to consider when creating a wildlife garden. The CFA has published a very handy guide to assist you in your planning: <<link here

A humble birdbath

By Helen Corney Much of this summer was spent studying. To escape the heat of the day and the drudgery of being glued to my computer, I set up camp in my garden under the dappled shade of the melaleuca and tea trees. My table and chair were placed near the bird bath – aContinue reading A humble birdbath

What’s the buzz?

When my husband and I first saw a blue banded bee in our garden, we took 3000 (mostly blurry – built like a DC plane but moves like lightening) photos. Just like proud parents. It was 2018 and I’d only just found about blue banded bees. And here was one, in our garden — afterContinue reading What’s the buzz?

Goldie’s garden

Creating a Garden for Wildlife – In the beginning It was illness and a fallen tree that began it all. Initially all I could do was rest, looking out onto a flowering creeper. I’d watch a pair of wattlebirds feed and call out noisily. Occasionally, a spinebill would make an appearance, braving its bossy companions.Continue reading Goldie’s garden

A Wildlife Garden in Melbourne

Dear readers,  We’re sure you’ll enjoy these pictures and tips from Diana, who tends a wildlife garden in the heart of our capital city, Melbourne.  Her advice will be valuable for many wildlife gardens in Victoria. Your council/shire should have more specific information about the ecologies of locally native plants and wildlife where you live. TheyContinue reading A Wildlife Garden in Melbourne