Our tiny native birds need your help

Join our next Backyard Biodiversity community project to help protect our tiniest feathered friends.

When: Starts Wednesday 14 March 2018

Who: Open to residents living near Gardiners Creek, Ashburton

Give nature a helping hand! By joining the Backyard Biodiversity project you’ll learn to identify local birds, find out how to turn your garden into a haven for small, vulnerable native birds and help create bird habitat along Gardiners Creek.

Fun activities, free plants for your garden and expert advice make this a project that the whole family will enjoy.

Backyard Biodiversity runs over six half-day weekend sessions from March to June. Activities will be held in Ashburton and Glen Iris.

To find out more information and to join Backyard Biodiversity email our Environment team by 13 March 2018

Please include:

  • Contact name and address
  • Daytime/evening contact numbers
  • Number of interested people in your household.

Image: Ian Moodie

Once common birds such as finches, fairy-wrens, silvereyes and small honeyeaters are becoming rare, or no longer being seen at all. There are many reasons for this, but the biggest is the loss of places for them to live (habitat) and successfully raise their families. Dr Holly Parsons, Birds in Backyards.

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