Gardens provide vital habitat for continued survival of fauna such as birds, lizards, possums, frogs and beneficial insects in the urban environment. They provide shelter, food, nesting sites, and link corridor areas necessary for survival of species.
Tips for best garden design include recreating an ecosystem using original layers of vegetation to appropriate height including small trees, shrubs and groundcovers, and also providing rocks, logs and mulch. The more you add, the more likely you are to attract more species.
A diversity of native plants creates more opportunities for native fauna to find food and shelter suitable to their needs.
Birth baths are easy to install, clean and attract birds, possums, lizards, etc. depending on their height and accessibility. They are a great alternative to feeding if you wish to observe birds in your garden.
Fresh water to drink or bathe in is most welcome on hot days, in times of draught and when there is no clean drinking water nearby. Just clean the receptacle without chemicals and change the water regularly.
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