Good Flies

Not all flies are bad!  We are used to being concerned when we see a blowfly, thinking it carries disease, or being annoyed by those pesky common…

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Worms and Worm Farms

So, most of us have had a pet of some sort over the course of our lives, our pets bring us joy, love, laughter, and good times. But imagine owning…

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Bees & their role in your garden

EUROBEEAN and SKIPBEES... who’s who in the hive? Without honey bees, many of our crops don’t produce, or they produce very poorly. Honey bees…

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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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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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Bees (Good & Bad)

Are there bad bees? You bet. Since arriving in Australia about ten years ago, the bumblebee (Large Earth Bumblebee - Bombus terrestris) from North…

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Spiders

Arachnids are not categorised as insects mainly because they have eight legs instead of six (although mites do have a six-legged stage during their…

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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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Gardens for Wildlife

Attracting native animals to your garden can add extra colour and interest. It can assist pest control by attracting insect predators and can also…

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