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Wildlife Tips

Do You Have A Possum Living In Your Roof?

How to safely and humanely remove a possum from your roof Do you have a possum scampering over your roof at night? Or is a possum making loud noises near your bedroom window? Or does a possum live in your roof? Learn what you can do to live happily with your neighbourhood possums. Common possums Brushtail Possums Brushtail Possums are commonly seen in urban areas and heard scampering over the roof …Read More

Becoming A Wildlife Carer – Is It Your Calling?

Learning what it takes to become a volunteer wildlife carer Most of us would do anything to cuddle up to some of Australia’s amazing native wildlife. From feeding joeys in makeshift pouches to teaching  baby birds how to fly, becoming a volunteer wildlife carer is a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. Nurturing our unique wildlife and watching them go free into the wild is enough to make your heart sing! But what …Read More

Helping Reduce the Road Toll for Australian Wildlife

Each year millions of animals are killed, orphaned or injured on our roads, and sadly many die a slow and painful death. Affected species range from lizards, frogs, birds, kangaroos, wombats and possums – and many more! Entire local populations have been known to become extinct due to road kill. These collisions can also result in human injury or death and costly property damage. While preventing road kill and injury …Read More

Best Australian Wildlife Apps!!!!

It’s easier than ever to become a wildlife expert, or help researchers study our animals and plants WITH THE WORLD at your fingertips (or in your pocket) it is simple to become a wildlife expert. These apps are the best out there to help you identify Australian wildlife. Depending on your needs you may benefit from a general or a more specific guide depending on your location (local, state or …Read More

Helping Native Wildlife Through The Heat

Is your backyard wildlife friendly this summer?   Australia has some of the most unique wildlife in the world. With the heatwaves making their way across Australia, there are many ways we can help preserve our precious wildlife and prevent the populations from dwindling. We are privileged to live with some of these iconic species, especially in our own backyards!  You can make your gardens more wildlife friendly by easily providing a water …Read More

Are Insects Welcome in Your House?

Who is afraid of spiders? Who gets freaked out when they see a cockroach? I thought you might like to know what it is like from their perspective, as well as some possible solutions to allay some fears and situations. Try to imagine what the land was like before your house was built on it. There was an entire ecosystem going on, teeming not only with animals and plants, but …Read More

There’s a lot you can do to keep Australia Clean, Green and Wildlife Friendly.

Australians are among the highest producers of waste, per person, in the world. Cigarette butts, plastic bags, drink bottles, plastic chip bags, bottle caps and alcoholic beverage bottles are some of the most common waste items to end up polluting our environment and waterways. A single plastic bag can last for up to 450 years in salt water, and cause many marine fatalities before it is eventually broken up. What …Read More

Wildlife Conservation: Day-to-day Tips!

Wildlife conservation is the responsibility of each and every one of us. It is something we can all do, day after day, at home and at work. Discover the many ways we all can decrease our environmental footprint and be a part of wildlife conservation.   My personal goal in my day-to-day life is to have the smallest negative impact or “footprint”. I have to be realistic: I write this …Read More

Create a Lizard Friendly Garden

Blue tongues, skinks, water dragons, and other lizards are fantastic buddies to encourage in your backyard. Skinks will eat up insects and their larvae, and larger skinks will take care of slugs and snails for you. You can create your own Lizard Conservation Area. To encourage lizards in your garden: Try to: Plant local native grasses and ground covers. A thick ground cover gives lizards plenty of good places to …Read More

Found a baby bird?

Please don’t kidnap healthy baby birds.  It is very common for young birds to fall from their nest or be unable to fly when they leave their nest. The only time you should intervene is when the baby bird has been injured or orphaned and the parents are unable or unwilling to feed their chicks. TIPS FOR RETURNING BABY BIRDS TO THEIR NEST Tip 1. If it’s fully feathered, leave it! …Read More