Thursday, 22 October 2015

Melbourne wildlife - critters in the 'burbs. Why bush gardens are the way to go.

Barking Owl (one of two) on our garage roof

Ringtail Possum drey (nest) over our driveway.
Another drey in our front garden, looking worse for wear.
We live in a suburb 18 km from the Melbourne CBD.
Native bush gardens front and back have several advantages:

  1. Saving water, we don't have to water our garden.
  2. No lawns to mow.
  3. Fast growing plants like eucalyptus, grevillea and protea provide privacy (screening potential knock-down and build, beware the McMansions).
  4. Shade in summer.
  5. Encouraging native wildlife.

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