Native Animals in The Garden
Story: Native Animals in The Garden
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Air Date: 6 November 2021
Trevor learns how to best create habitats that will attract birds into our gardens. These small changes in plant choices can have a wonderfully positive impact on wildlife conservation.
- The team at Caversham Wildlife Park have been helping with the rehabilitation of at-risk animal populations and education programs to help educate the community.
- Caversham Wildlife Park has a fascinating collection of native bird species which need certain conditions to thrive.
- Having native plants and trees in your garden habitats will help these birds to thrive.
- Adding a multi-layered habitat of ground covers, small and medium shrubs along with native trees to your garden will provide a recreation of their original habitat.
- Having fresh water in your garden can be hugely beneficial to these bird species.
- Giving birds food can have a negative impact on their health if it doesn't provide adequate nutrition.
- Trees and shrubs will provide a food source for them. Placing a birdbath or other freshwater source in the garden will also give them much-needed reprieve from the hot weather.
- Gums, Grevilleas, Kangaroo Paws and Banksias are readily accessible Australian native plants recommended to have in your garden.
- Mature trees are required for nesting and protection. Hollow logs mounted in a younger tree will replicate nesting areas.
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