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Backyard Biodiversity project

Our award-winning Backyard Biodiversity project encourages Boroondara residents, especially those living close to our biodiversity corridors, to enhance a section of their garden with indigenous plants and other wildlife-friendly features to create valuable stepping stones for our native wildlife.

Since 2010, we’ve run 14 Backyard Biodiversity projects across Boroondara with around 400 enthusiastic households participating.

Eastern Spinebill - photo by Ian Moodie

The last two projects have had a special focus on wildlife gardening to attract small native birds (such as the Eastern Spinebill, Superb Fairy Wren and Willie Wagtail). 

These small birds are less common in Boroondara than they once were. The projects have inspired and supported residents to enhance their garden with appropriate plants and features to help these birds safely rest and feed as they move across our urban landscape.

The next Backyard Biodiversity project will be in Autumn 2020. To learn more about the project, or to take part, email [email protected].

Watch our Backyard Biodiversity project video

View our Backyard Biodiversity project video to hear residents talk about their experience with the first Backyard Biodiversity project.

To find out more or to join the Backyard Biodiversity project, email [email protected].

To stay informed about the Backyard Biodiversity project and our free sustainable living resources, workshops and events, subscribe to Living for our Future e-newsletter.

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