Backyard Buddies

B-mail January 2017

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B-mail January 2017

Monthly Buddy Spotlight: Motorbike frog

Also known as the Western Green Tree Frog, this frog actually lives mostly on the ground although it can climb up onto low branches or shrubs in search of food.....

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B-mail January 2018

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B-mail January 2018

This month, learn about some buddies that live in the water. Our big backyard buddies need help from us to keep their habitat clean and food sources plentiful...

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B-mail July 2017

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B-mail July 2017

Mistletoes and Mistletobirds

Mistletoes are a semi-parasitic plant that live off their host tree and are found all over Australia’s mainland. They have a bad reputation in some areas, but they also use their powers for good.

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B-mail July 2018

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B-mail July 2018

Winter Wildlife Wonders!

Despite being known as 'stump-birds' or 'post-sitters', the speed and agility of Jacky Winters should not be underestimated. They are opportunists, known to dart out into the garden to eat up any unearthed insects, and to spring suddenly from perches at amazing speeds to catch flying insects. You might be lucky enough to hear their frequent and rapid calls this month, with July being the start of their breeding season...

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Bmail March 2018

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Bmail March 2018

With Autumn upon us across most of Australia, look out for these colourful Backyard Buddies in your neighbourhood, or why not plan a visit to a National Park you have not been to before?..

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B-mail May 2017

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B-mail May 2017

Welcome to your May B-mail, the monthly newsletter of Backyard Buddies.

This month's B-mail features a native hen, a lot of fungi, Tassie Devils, and the winning entry for our Penguin Toy competition.


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B-mail May 2018

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B-mail May 2018

Drought has been bringing wallabies and kangaroos closer to towns in search of food and water. Although not common to most suburban backyards, wallabies will visit backyards that are near bushland and will certainly frequently visit those lucky enough to have big backyards... 


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B-mail November 2017

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B-mail November 2017

It is certainly a pretty good life if you are a Green Turtle living in the stunning waters around Magnetic Island.  Learn more about some of the native animals and birds that call "Maggie" home...

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B-mail September 2017

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B-mail September 2017

Kangaroos in trees, a flashy little bird and welcoming butterflies

You would be forgiven for suspecting the feathers of the male Pink Robin have been artificially enhanced but that spectacular bright pink is all natural...

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B-mail September 2018

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Photo credit: Michael Jefferies

B-mail September 2018

Look out for these Buddies in your garden this Spring!

Even though Dainty Swallowtail Butterflies are small in size, the caterpillars protect themselves from predators by extending a bright red-orange forked organ from behind their heads. This emits strong chemicals that smell of citrus, which is surprisingly effective at frightening any predators...

 

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”I remember so many good times in National Parks, and I want my grandkids to love, experience and treasure the true gems of this country. That’s why I support BYB & FNPW.“

Marcia - Grandparent & FNPW Supporter, QLD

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