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Interested in gardening for wildlife?

News Article Date: 
Thursday, 20 May 2021

Are you interested in attracting more native wildlife into your garden?

Warrnambool City Council, in partnership with the community, is embarking on a Gardens for Wildlife pilot project.

The project will involve providing advice to owners – or renters - of 10 gardens across Warrnambool.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for people interested in creating a wildlife-friendly garden,” Mayor Cr Vicki Jellie said

“I would encourage all people wanting to create a little wildlife habitat in their patch to nominate to participate in this pilot project.

“You don’t need to have a large garden, we’re keen to consider a mix of gardens from balconies and courtyards to larger spaces.”

To express your interest in being part of the project go to where there is a simple questionnaire to complete.

Once 10 gardens have been selected, two trained volunteers with knowledge of gardening for wildlife will visit each property to talk with the gardeners about their aspirations for attracting wildlife.

The garden elements to be considered will include plant selection, a water source, layering of plants, mulching and rocks to provide better habitat.

From there, advice for creating a wildlife garden that suits the gardener’s aspirations and space will be developed.

Residents within the Warrnambool municipality are eligible to apply to be a part of the Warrnambool Gardens for Wildlife project.

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