Wildlife gardening in COVID times

While we stay home to help stop the spread of COVID-19, it is a great opportunity to begin making your home more wildlife-friendly and joining the growing community of gardeners who are creating space for nature in our city. Here is what’s happening in the City of Melbourne!

Gardens for Wildlife Melbourne volunteers are using innovative ways to deliver their Gardens for Wildlife program online and maintain social connections by meeting on Zoom and sharing virtual tours of their gardens and wildlife-friendly features.

If you are a City of Melbourne resident, you can sign up for a virtual garden visit. Volunteer garden guides will request some photos of your garden, and will schedule a video call with you to learn more about your space and your goals. They will then provide a report on how you can work towards your goals and make it even better for wildlife!

The mental and physical benefits of gardening and social connection are more important than ever. From indigenous plants in pots to bee hotels and nesting boxes, there are lots of things you can do to make your home more wildlife-friendly, even if you just have a balcony. Here are a few ideas.

You can find more information about the Melbourne program here. Happy wildlife gardening!