There are many things you can do to create a home for native animals in your backyard.
- Add native plants to your garden to provide natural food sources for birds and butterflies.
Avoid chemical fertilisers and pesticides: there are often very simple, much cheaper, chemical-free alternatives
More information about chemical free gardening.
- Use leaf mulch on your garden, which is great for worms and tiny bugs.
- Use rocks in your garden to provide a haven or sunny spot for lizards.
- Prune and tidy your garden gradually to allow native animals to adjust to new conditions.
- Check for lizards when gardening or mowing to avoid injuring them.
Birdhouse or nest box
Provide birds with an additional shelter source by building a nest box or a birdhouse.
How to build a nest box
A native fish pond creates a home for frogs and fish and adds a water feature for you to feast your eyes on.
How to build a frog pond
Butterflies look for warm sheltered places to spend winter. Providing a butterfly house will help out and mean a lot more butterflies in the spring time.
How to build a butterfly box
For more information about how to get more enjoyment from our native plants and animals, go to Backyard Buddies.