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Birds in Baths

Birds in Baths

Monday, April 18, 2016

Citizen science, even though a very old concept, has gained a lot of traction lately as a way to engage people with science to aid conservation. By including citizen scientists in solving conservation issues we are stronger together and the Bathing Birds study is a perfect example of this.   Read the full post

Keep It Down! Noisy wildlife and their (not) sleeping human neighbours

Keep It Down! Noisy wildlife and their (not) sleeping human neighbours

Friday, March 11, 2016

I love our wildlife, but sometimes they can be a bit noisy. There are the obvious candidates such as cicadas (did you know that the Australian Greengrocer cicada has the loudest known call of any insect on Earth?), flying fox camps and a lone mosquito once the lights have gone out, but the one that has been giving me sleepless nights lately is the iconic Laughing Kookaburra.   Read the full post

Up close with nature photography

Up close with nature photography

Friday, February 19, 2016

My photography journey really developed after learning about macro photography, which is extreme close-up photography, producing photographs of small items larger than life size. I was doing local workshops and bought my first camera, the Nikon D300, from my mentor.  Read the full post

How to create an organic garden

How to create an organic garden

Friday, February 12, 2016

Health is your wealth and that all starts with growing organic food, whether in a pot, raised bed or in the garden. Preparation is the key to create gardens that are full of vitality - being worms, microbes, bacteria, fungi and minerals, it all starts in the soil.   Read the full post

How to build a frog pond

How to build a frog pond

Monday, January 11, 2016

Last month we brought you a story on "Creating a healthy pond environment".   Read the full post

Creating a Healthy Pond Environment

Creating a Healthy Pond Environment

Monday, November 30, 2015

One of the most popular elements in garden design is the inclusion of a water feature.

Ponds bring a feeling of tranquillity into any garden space and can enhance the pleasure of being outside amongst nature, but more importantly, ponds provide an amazing and unique eco system that promotes healthy gardening practices.  Read the full post

Setting up a compost system in your garden (in a nutshell)

Setting up a compost system in your garden (in a nutshell)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Compost can be a highly technical and complex or it can be really simple and easy- it’s up to you!   Read the full post