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

From our wildlife gardeners

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 From our wildlife gardeners

Celebrating our community

In late 2016 we launched Gardens for Wildlife Victoria. Now over 2 years later our participants, who are planning or running gardens for wildlife programs, number almost 200. Within those programs, hundreds more Victorians are gardening for wildlife. This short video of our experiences and reflections highlights the importance of networking, sharing our challenges andContinue reading Celebrating our community

Our backyard frontier

Photo by Luis Mata The wild world in our own backyards was profiled this Saturday 6 June 2019, by Megan Backhouse in The Age. Megan explains how wildlife gardeners can help our locally native species to survive. She profiles the work of several Frankston Gardens for Wildlife garden guides, outlining how Gardens for Wildlife VictoriaContinue reading Our backyard frontier