We live with an abundance of wildlife in the city of Knox, including:
Habitat for wildlife
Much of Knox's wildlife is unique to Australia.
They need healthy habitat safe from feral species and domestic animals.
Habitat includes natural food sources, clean water and safe places for nesting and breeding.
You can learn about creating healthy habitat in your garden by joining our free Gardens for Wildlife program.
Next boxes can provide additional habitat in gardens.
Different species have different nesting requirements. These can change the size, shape and orientation of their nest boxes.
For information on what's needed in a nest box and for details on how to make and maintain nest boxes, visit the Birds in Backyards website.
Another excellent resource is the WIRES website.
Plants for habitat
The best plants for a wildlife garden are indigenous to your area.
This means the plants have been growing in the region for thousands of years. They have adapted to the area’s soil and climate.
Visiting the Knox Environment Society’s community nursery in Ferntree Gully is a great way to find out about indigenous plants.
Another good place to see our local wildlife is in a bushland reserve. Knox has over 70 wildlife reserves that support our local biodiversity and provide habitat for wildlife.
Find out more about Knox's bushland reserves.
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Or call our Sustainability team on 9298 8000.