Backyard Buddies
Create a Habitat Haven

Photo: Bidgee

Create a Habitat Haven

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Australia's wild animals are far outnumbered by its diversity of plants. There are over 18,000 species of flowering plants alone in Australia. Including other types of plants such as conifers, ferns, mosses and plant algae, Australia is home to over 21,000 species. The numbers given here are only for species identified so far.

Local native species are easy to grow, are adapted to the extremes of our climate, and can offer a lot of colour and texture to make your garden wonderful for you and your Backyard Buddies. Most importantly, a native yard will help create connectivity between patches of habitat for the movement of native birds and animals.

Why do it?

It is Hard?

What do I need?

Nest boxes



Chemical Free



Don’t Feed the Animals

Be a backyard buddy

It’s easy. All you have to do is care... and take a few simple steps. Backyard Buddies are the native plants and animals that share our urban areas, waterways, backyards and parks.  Backyard Buddies are also the people who value native wildlife and want to protect it.

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