Audit

Each element check box you tick, will build you Wildlife Garden score:

1-10% - You have a clean slate and need to work at building you Wildlife friend garden

11-25% - Your garden is a fledgling in the wildlife stake. Some great elements to build on.

26-50% - Now we are getting somewhere! You should be seeing increased pollinators and bird species!

51-75% - Your garden is a wonderful contribution to urban wildlife communities

76-90% - Brilliant! Time for you to start teaching your friends, family and neighbours how to create a wildlife oasis in the 'burbs. You should be getting rewarded with a range of insects, birds, frogs and reptiles.

90-100% - All bow down to the Guru, we are in the midst of Wildlife Gardening greatness. You are having a wonderfully positive impact on the natural world!

Photo of garden
Layers

Leaf litter

Wildflowers

Common examples of Wildflower species:
- Bulbine bulbosa
- Pattersonia occidentalis
- Stylidium graminifolium
- Hibbertia sp.
- Helichrysum sp.
- Thysanotus patersonii
- Wahlenbergia stricta

Tussock plants

Common examples of Tussock species:
- Themeda triandra
- Poa sp.
- Austrostipa sp.
- Lomandra longifolia
- Dianella sp.
- Gahnia sieberiana (large)
- Carex appressa (semi aquatic)
- Juncus sp. (semi aquatic)
- Baloskion tetraphyllum (semi aquatic)

Ground covers

Common examples of Ground Cover species:
- Ajuga australis
- Brachyscome multifida
- Myoporum parvifolium
- Viola hederaceae
- Kennedia prostrata
- Chrysocephalum sp.
- Scaevola sp.
- Carpobrotus rossii

Small shrubs (50cm-2m)

Common examples of Small to Medium shrub species:
- Goodenia ovata
- Indigofera australis
- Davesia latifolia
- Correa sp.
- Dodonea viscosum
- Philotheca sp.

Large shrubs (2-5m)

Common examples of Large shrubs species:
- Prostanthera lasianthos
- Acacia verticillata
- Olearia lirata
- Melaleuca ericifolia
- Leptospermum continentale
- Banksia sp.
- Callistemon sp.

Trees

Common examples of Tree species:
- Allocasuarina sp.
- Acacia melanoxylon
- Eucalyptus sp.

Habitat

Mulch

Logs or wood piles

Rock pile

Pond with aquatic plants

Common examples of Aquatic/pond species:
- Persicaria decipiens
- Ornduffia sp.
- Alisma plantago-aquatica
- Myriophyllum sp.
- Azolla sp.
- Carex sp.
- Triglochin procerum
- Lycopus australis
- Lythrum salicaria

Prickly shrubs

Common examples of Prickly shrub species:
- Lomandra longifolia
- Hakea sp.
- Acacia verticillata
- Acacia paradoxa
- Leptospermum continentale

Pockets of dense vegetation

Plants which provide nesting material

Common examples of plants which provide Nesting Materials:
- Lomandra longifolia
- Poa sp.
- Clematis microphylla
- Melaleuca ericifolia
- Melaleuca laevigatum

Trees with bark sheets

Possum/mammal box

Bird box

Bat box

Frog pipes

Bee hotel

Food Source

Winter flowering plants

Common examples of Winter Flowering species:
- Indigofera australis
- Hakea nodosa
- Acacia melanoxylon
- Acacia verticillata
- Acacia suaveolens

Autumn flowering plants

Common examples of Autumn Flowering species:
- Hakea nodosa
- Banksia marginata
- Lycopus australis
- Persicaria decipiens
- Allocasuarina sp.
- Ruby's parvifolius

Spring flowering plants

Common examples of Spring flowering species:
- Indigofera australis
- Goodenia ovata
- Chrysocephalum sp.
- Correa reflexa
- Hardenbergia violacea
- Acacia melanoxylon
- Kennedia prostrata
- Brachescome multifida

Summer flowering plants

Common examples of Summer Flowering species:
- Goodenia ovata
- Prostanthera lasianthos
- Chrysocephalum sp.
- Lomandra longifolia
- Lythrum salicaria
- Brachyscome multifida
- Wahlenbergia stricta
- Dianella sp.
- Persicaria decipiens
- Myoporum parvifolium

Small fruit/berry bearing plants

Common examples of small fruit/berry bearing plants:
- Dianella sp.
- Coprosma quadrifida
- Hardenbergia violacea
- Rubus parvifolius

Large Fruit trees (un-netted)

Common examples of fruit trees:
- Plum trees
- Apple trees
- Nectarine trees
- Citrus trees
- Loquat trees

Caterpillar foods

Common examples of Caterpillar Food plants:
- Native grasses
- Citrus leaves
- Gum leaves
- Wattle leaves
- Herbaceous leaves
- Lichen

Nectar plants

Common examples of Nectar Providing plants:

- Correa reflexa (Birds, Insects)
- Scaevola sp. (Insects)
- Kennedia prostrata (Birds, Insects)
- Grevillea sp. (Birds, Insects)
- Prostanthera lasianthos (Birds)
- Banksia sp. (Birds, Insects, Mammals)
- Hakea sp. (Birds, Insects)
- Melaleuca sp. (Birds, Insects)
- Callistemon sp

Seed producing plants

Common examples of Seed Producing plants:
- Microleana stipoides
- Poa sp.
- Themeda triandra
- Lomandra longifolia
- Juncus sp.
- Hardenbergia violacea
- Kennedia prostrata
- Acacia sp.
- Pultenea sp.

Pollen producing plants

Common examples of Pollen Producing species:
- Dianella sp.
- Bursaria spinosa
- Olearia sp.
- Callistemon sp.
- Helichrysum sp.
- Prostanthera lasianthos
- Stylidium graminifolium
- Brachyscome multifida
- Westringia sp.
- Eucalyptus sp.
- Hardenbergia sp.
- Melaleuca sp.
- Acacia sp.

Powerhouse plants

Notable species which service multiple functions and/or have large pollen production

Themeda triandra

Poa sp.

Microleana stipoides

Dianella sp.

Philotheca sp.

Melaleuca sp.

Bursaria spinosa

Water

Water feature

Water feature platform - semi submerged logs - semi submerged rocks - floating aquatic plants

Common examples of Water Feature Platforms:
- Semi-aquatic floating vegetation
- Semi submerged logs
- Semi submerged rocks

Management Practices

Insecticide free garden

Herbicide free garden

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.