Workshop Description

Our indigenous animals are struggling with the effects of urbanisation and the removal of habitat but with a few simple changes, a garden can become an inviting space for local fauna to visit and live in.

Learn how to become a ‘Champion for Wildlife’ by incorporating food sources, water, shelter and nesting places in your garden for our indigenous animals.

Workshop Duration

  • Up to 2 hours including Q&A time

What Participants Will Learn

  • How to become a “Champion for Wildlife” in your own garden
  • How to create habitat and homes in your garden that attract birds, frogs, butterflies, insects, mammals and lizards
  • How to manage pests that can damage your habitat garden or threaten indigenous fauna

Topics Covered

  • Key elements of a habitat garden – food, water, shelter, nests
  • Garden structure
  • Habitat needs of different local fauna including:
    • Birds
    • Mammals and marsupials
    • Frogs
    • Lizards
    • Butterflies
    • Native Bees
  • Use of chemicals and sustainable gardening practices
  • Managing pest animals
  • Pets and habitat gardens
  • Fruit tree netting to minimise harm to birds
  • The possum challenge

What is provided by SGA

  • Presenter who will bring the presentation on a USB stick on the day
  • Class notes will be emailed for pre-printing and handing out at the class

What is Provided by You

  • A suitable venue and set up for the class
  • Laptop / projector and screen for the presentation
  • Copies of notes and handouts for the class
  • Catering if desired

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