GARDENS FOR WILDLIFE


 
Barung Landcare
Gardens for
Wildlife 
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Photo: Eastern Spinebill enjoying a splash.
Eastern Spinebill enjoying a splash.

GARDENS for WILDLIFE WORKSHOP
Jillian’s Garden for Wildlife 25 years on
Sat 18 Oct, 2pm - 4pm
Park Lane, Buderim


Come and enjoy this restful garden adjacent to the beautiful Foote Reserve, a wildlife sanctuary in Buderim. Jillian has developed this garden with wildlife in mind over many years. Find out how she went about it. Afternoon tea provided.

Please register at Barung 5494 3151 or online at www.barunglandcare.org.au and address will be sent to you.


Other Events

29th October
Flying Foxes Our Problem


A Talk by Dr Les Hall
at the Maleny Community Centre

more info ...


5th November
Connecting Large Landscapes
for Wildlife


Hear one of the world's great conservation leaders present positive stories from Australia and around the globe. Harvey Locke is a pioneer in connecting large landscapes to protect wildlife. This is a great opportunity to engage with him about conservation strategies for our region.
Hear one of the world's great conservation leaders present positive stories from Australia and around the globe. Harvey Locke is a pioneer in connecting large landscapes to protect wildlife. This is a great opportunity to engage with him about conservation strategies for our region. - See more at: http://www.barunglandcare.org.au/event-1761772#sthash.rEiHleAC.dpuf
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Greetings Gardens for Wildlife Members,

My apologies for the long delay in getting this small newsletter up and running. There will be monthly Gardens for Wildlife newsletters from now on.

It is always exciting to see a new visitor to the garden, especially if it decides to stay. It can also be recognition that the establishment of a link to known habitat, plus a natural food source, may be the reason for its arrival and could be why a Regent Bower Bird has taken up residence in our garden. This stunning black and gold bird has been seen every day for some weeks, splashing in the bird bath, feeding on small fruit and generally moving around. A female has also been sighted but I haven’t yet discovered the bower. We do have the habitat for nesting birds, as checked in our field guide.

Over some years, several neighbours have been revegetating their properties and developing a movement corridor from the Montville/Mapleton Road down into Hunchy. The birds are seen around Flaxton and are presumably resident in the Kondalilla Falls National Park. In addition, those reliable nectar sources, the bottlebrushes, have been quivering with small honeyeaters, both resident and visiting species. Choose varieties with sequential flowering whenever possible to keep the honeyeaters nearby and well fed.

Movement and colour have marked spring, which is our best wildflower season, but there will be flowers in summer too. Watch for the next newsletter in mid November. 
  
-  Joan Dillon



Bird collisions with windows.
To avoid death and injury to beautiful birds like this Rose-crowned Fruit-dove, hang some shiny ribbons or CD's in front of windows to break up the reflection of the surrounding garden which fools so many birds zipping thru.


 Creating wildlife habitat in your backyard - a Gardens for Wildlife workshop held at Maleny in September
 Particular enthusiasm around the discovery of a myriad of tiny animals in a rotting log. So remember to keep all those logs, branches and mulch as insect food generators for bandicoots, frogs, lizards and birds.

 


Gardens for Wildlife Free Plants


Gardens for Wildlife members have so far collected
420 wildlife friendly plants from Barung's Maleny Nursery.

Your ‘Gardens for Wildlife’ membership package includes 10 free wildlife friendly plants and 10 free tree guards
to be collected from the Barung's Landcare's Maleny Nursery.

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