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Wildlife-friendly garden

Wildlife-friendly garden : “Lay out the welcome mat for birds, butterflies, lizards and frogs. You might even tempt in a possum or three.”

The drought made some of us realise we had to think about what we were doing in our gardens so we would help our native species and wild life. We ended up talking about it quite a bit because with the constant dry and no water then it was hard for animals and birds to find food and water. We changed things around a bit to help create shady places and we got containers to fill with rain water form our tanks. We thought about getting the fruit to help the parrots…and so on. In the end we were enjoying it. I have changed my garden and people often remark on the numbers of birds. My sister has also changed her garden and loves to see the birds come in and be happy to stay inspite of their cat. It doesn’t really take much. I am not sure we’d want possums here because if you get them in the roof they are so loud and noisy. This article gives plenty of ideas to get you going. I like to wander out the back and see who is there to visit and I have had skinks and lizards as well. It’s all good!

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Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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