By creating your ‘Garden for Wildlife' even if is just a few plantings or designating a small corner of your garden you can contribute to bringing nature home by welcoming wildlife to share your garden and by providing a healthy environment for them to do so. Providing habitat in the garden is not only valuable in itself, it can also link to habitat nearby, providing safe corridors or ‘stepping stones‘ along which animals can move from place to place. Environment-friendly practices are very important as what you do in your garden can affect other places far beyond your garden boundaries. For instance, watering the garden uses precious water resources. After watering or rainfall, any chemicals used, such as pesticides or excess fertiliser, will run into stormwater drains and eventually end up in the local river or estuary. Creating a garden to attract birds, frogs, lizards, insects and other animals doesn't have to mean having a messy garden with ‘scraggy' native vegetation. Your garden can be as formal or informal as you wish. You may retain exotic plants you have, or wish to grow, or keep a vegetable garden. This site has links for local information. A good site for more general information is Backyards for Wildlife in South Australia.
Thursday, 8 November, 2012 - 22:50
Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 03:36
Next event: Community Gardening on House and Huon Creeks Word-of-mouth is what makes community events happen so please spread the word! Our thanks to those who attended and supported the last event – have you noticed the changes happening along the banks of the creek? Perhaps you can make it to one of the events coming up? We would love to meet you. Come join us having fun getting things done together. TWO EVENTS coming: 1. ’What about our bit of creek?’ Stroll along upper House Creek to discuss improvements; followed by morning tea. Sunday 6th Nov 10.30am Meet at the ‘HERE’ sign on the tree on the path just south of the bridge on Huon Creek Rd 2. Community gardening on Huon Creek; followed by morning tea Sun 20 Nov from 9.30 am This will be in place of Friends of Willow Park’s regular monthly community gardening in the park. Meet on the path under the bridge on Yarralumla Drive. Please bring newspapers! Planting tools provided but do bring your favourite tools, fork, wheelbarrow etc. Gloves recommended. Our creeks are a wildlife corridor between the hills and the Murray River. The Biolinks project will improve the corridor by replacing weeds with native plants to provide food and shelter for wildlife. Native plants will also add colour, fragrance, and help stabilise the banks in floods. This project encourages and supports community groups to adopt their bit of creek – doing achievable bits that will add up together to make a whole creek of environmental improvement. More info: Biolinks Project Coordinator Jill (0457 834 892) email@example.com. A Landcare funded project: by Friends of Willow Park, Parklands Albury Wodonga and Gardens For Wildlife
Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 - 12:41
National Tree Day - Sunday 31st July On National Tree Day, about twenty people spent Sunday morning planting 500 trees along House Creek, including one most welcome new member, (Don). This activity was organised in conjunction with the House Creek Biolinks Project. After two hours of industriousness, the new plantings were completed, along the south side of the creek from the lake to the footbridge. A few hardy seedlings, which had survived the flood were also located and rehabilitated. A bbq lunch completed an enjoyable and rewarding morning. Next step is to arrange for mulching around the new plantings.
Monday, 13 June, 2011 - 23:41
What a success! The inaugural Gardens 4 wildlife Event was well attended and had exposure from both the Border Mail and Win TV. Although the weather was cool and overcast there was a steady stream of people that attended. Thanks to all those who came and a special thanks to the Wodonga City Council for supplying the marquees among other things. And to all the volunteers who helped set up the tents and orgainse the event. And Very Big Cheers to the Stall holders.
Thursday, 9 June, 2011 - 05:38
Gardens for Wildlife Albury Wodonga aims to encourage more wildlife-friendly and environmentally sustainable gardening practices in suburban settings. Learn how you can:• Reduce gardening maintenance time and costs.• Benefit from having native birds and insects in your garden.• Decrease your water bills.• Help to conserve local plants and animals.Enjoy:• Sausage Sizzle. • Fun Activates for Kids.• Giveaways. • Talks and Tours.• Displays by Local Business and Community Groups. Where: Willow Park Wodonga Pearce St EntranceWorld Environment Day 5th June 2011 10 AM to 2 PM Gardens for Wildlife Albury Wodonga is a sister program to the long-running Land for Wildlife scheme, supported by Friends of Willow Park, Wodonga (http://friendsofwillowpark.org.au).
Friday, 29 April, 2011 - 02:55
May Come visit our stall. Where: Gateway Village Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga VIC 3690 When: May 14 & 28