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  • How Wildlife Friendly is my Garden

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  • 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!

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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

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