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Gardens for Wildlife

Knox City Council, Knox Environment Society and our community have joined up to create Gardens for Wildlife (G4W).

The program helps residents and businesses support native wildlife by creating suitable habitat.

Gardens for Wildlife program

You can create habitat for wildlife by planting:

  • indigenous species
  • Australian native species
  • suitable introduced species.

Find out more about Gardens for Wildlife programs across Victoria.

Join Gardens for Wildlife in Knox

It's free to join and once you've registered, we'll visit your garden to give you advice.

Register your garden

We can answer questions about your garden and the type of wildlife you wish to attract.

You'll get a:

  • garden report
  • G4W booklet
  • letterbox sticker to help promote the program.

You can also join the Knox Gardens for Wildlife Community Facebook page for more information.

Become a volunteer

We are always looking for new volunteers.

Volunteering can be a rewarding and fulfilling way to get involved in your community.

You can team up with an experienced volunteer and visit gardens of Knox residents. Together, you can create habitat to support local wildlife.

Become a volunteer

 

Creating a Garden for Wildlife

A garden for wildlife provides habitat and food for wildlife. The right habitat creates a balance between plants, wildlife and the environment. Some things you can do include:

  • creating a garden in layers of leaf litter, grasses, groundcovers, shrubs and trees, provides food for native wildlife, birds and insects
  • planting multiples of native plants of the same species
  • including various water sources at different heights and depths.

A garden that includes each of the elements below will be a successful wildlife garden:

  • a tall mature tree, native to your area
  • a patch of natural mulch for beetles and worms
  • a clump of dense shrubs where birds can shelter
  • nectar plants for honeyeaters
  • a cat-proof birdbath
  • a frog-friendly pond with unpolluted water
  • a warm, sheltered area for lizards
  • daisies for butterflies.

What is biodiversity?

Earth is full of living organisms. There are almost 2 million known species of animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms. We call this huge variety of life 'biodiversity'.

Unfortunately, as more species die out, biodiversity is declining every year.

Loss of biodiversity also endangers our own basic needs for survival.

You can help by joining a Friends Group or registering in the G4W program.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Biodiversity team on 9298 8000.

 

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