VIDEO SNIPPET: Where have all the small birds gone?

Why are small birds on the decline? What can you do to attract them? This SGA Video Snippet takes a quick look at what factors contribute to a…

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Indigenous plants for reducing insect decline

A steep drop in insect numbers since the 1970s has environmentalists very concerned. While we might not miss some species - mosquitoes and termites…

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Richard’s Recipe for a Habitat Garden

Watch this space: habitat garden under construction ... Richard Rowe's ‘Recipe for a habitat garden’ is one of SGA’s most popular workshop topics.…

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The Time is Now for Street Gardening

As our cities are densified, street gardening on nature strips and verges can make important contributions to biodiversity, beauty, increasing carbon…

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Insect Hotels

Supporting Biodiversity?  or just Garden Art? Ever wondered where all those bugs go in the winter or when it rains? They don’t pack their bags and…

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Butterflies

It was Dolly Parton who once said that "love is like a butterfly" and I have to agree... well, kind of! There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting…

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Celebrate World Bee Day 2021

20th May is World Bee Day. How will you be celebrating these really significant insects? The main purpose of World Bee Day is to spread awareness of…

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Living with Possums

Living with possums isn't always easy, but there are a few things we can all do to live in harmony with possums in our shared urban spaces. Let's…

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Grow a Garden for Wildlife – Excerpts from Webinar

Get a few tips about creating a garden which is wildlife-friendly.  Here are some excerpts from our webinars.  They feature suggestions about…

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Lizards

Generally when we think of backyard habitat, we think of beautiful birds and butterflies, fantastic frogs, persistent possums and a host of other…

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Frog Ponds

Like a famous American frog once said, "It's not easy being green", and this is particularly true for our amazing Australian amphibians. Although we…

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7 Ideas for Designing and Landscaping a Backyard Naturescape Playground

The concepts of sustainability and providing a better future for our younger generations are intertwined with physical and mental health. We can…

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Bacteria

More than 200 different plant bacteria cause plant disease in Australia. However, there's also a host of bacteria that are beneficial to the plants…

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Insects and Extinctions

What is happening to insects? Do you see the same number of insects in your garden as you did a few years ago? Research in the northern hemisphere…

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Garden Predators

There are plenty of garden critters that are useful predators of plant pests, and SGA encourages home gardeners to reduce their chemical use, in…

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