Wildlife in a Tangle

As gardening in urban areas becomes popular for providing sustainably grown, healthy fruit and vegetables, many of us forget the extra risks to…

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Attracting Birds to your Garden

It's wonderful to watch and identify all manner of birds who have chosen to pop into the garden for a drink and a stickybeak. From tiny, cheerful…

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Getting to Know Poisonous Plants

Do you like to spend time in the garden with your children or with pets?  Do you like have vases with flowers to enliven your living areas?  If so,…

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Update on Frogs

It’s been eight years since the Year of the Frog was declared and a new international conservation action plan launched. Back then 500 zoos around…

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Artificial tree hollows for animal habitat

In the modern age, trees are usually viewed in terms of amenity and safety, with unsafe trees being removed entirely. What is generally overlooked is…

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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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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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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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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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Feeding Birds in the Garden

Food for Thought To feed birds or not to feed birds in the garden is an interesting debate. If you are going to put out feed to attract birds we ask…

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