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Backyard Biodiversity
Backyard Biodiversity

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What are we doing?

We are finding ways to encourage residents to make space for native plants in their gardens to encourage native wildlife to flourish, one garden at a time.

Why are we doing it?

There is a huge area of Bribie covered by gardens, which could be home to thousands of native birds and butterflies. However, many gardens are mostly covered in lawns and planted with exotic non-native species, which is like a barren desert for wildlife. Residents also struggle to find plants that will thrive on Bribie's nutrient-poor sandy soil.

We believe that by educating residents on the value of biodiversity in their backyards, and by creating model gardens that show what's possible, we can persuade more residents to create havens for wildlife.

Who is involved?

Project team:

  • Angela Armitage (lead)

  • Zdena Rumrich

  • Ashleigh Gorring

  • Jess Rouette

  • Mike Howells

How are we doing it?

Our current goals:

  • Secure a grant from BAC Community Giving Fund ✅ $3,500 grant awarded!

  • Establish 6 model biodiverse gardens

  • Sell a BIEPA Backyard Biodiversity Bundle

  • Get more local native plants in Community Nurseries

How can you help?

We really need people willing to roll up their sleeves and help with weeding and planting of our various demonstration sites, which include nature strips and front/back gardens around Bribie. If you have garden design skills, or knowledge of plants native to Bribie, you would also be an excellent addition to the team even if you can't help with the physical work. 

We're also looking for people willing to let us turn their garden into one of our Backyard Biodiversity Model Gardens, to show off what's possible with native plants on Bribie. 

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