Moorabool Gardens for Wildlife
Gardens for Wildlife - Moorabool is a network of local volunteers working with local gardeners and community groups to create gardens that are havens for our local native species.
Gardens for Wildlife is a voluntary program for land holders who are interested creating wildlife habitats on their property. The program aims to bring the community together to support our local plants and animals and increase our understanding of the region's unique wildlife.
Around 46% of Australia’s endangered wildlife can be found in towns and cities. The design of our gardens can be an important factor in the ongoing survival of these species
We're building networks of like-minded gardeners in towns around Moorabool Shire to share ideas about wildlife friendly practices and what to plant to attract more birds, butterflies, insects and wildlife to urban gardens.
As well as helping wildlife, getting out and enjoying gardens is good for our health and well-being.
Our garden volunteers
Our specially trained Garden Guides are here to assist program participants design wildlife friendly gardens and show ways to attract more species to their gardens.
Garden guides volunteer to visit program participants in their gardens, discuss the visions of the garden and prepare a short report suggesting ways to to make your garden even more beneficial to our native wildlife.
Gardens are important places. They offer us refuges, food, recreation and a place to connect with nature. Our team of volunteers all have a passion for gardening and the conservation of our indigenous plants and animals. Being part of this program is an opportunity to share a passion for gardens and to be part of a like-minded and inclusive community.
If you are interested in joining our community, register your interest below.
Connecting the landscape
Our gardens, no matter how small, have an important part to play in supporting our native species.
Areas of native bushland are increasingly fragmented and species that cant fly, walk or crawl long distances become trapped in these places.
Our gardens can act as refuges or 'stepping-stones' for animals moving between larger areas of bushland; offering wildlife places to seek shelter, to rest and to take on resources before continuing to move throughout the landscape.
Therefore, what we choose to do in our gardens can either help or hinder our local species.
Our gardening community
Gardens for Wildlife Moorabool is a volunteer run organisation. We welcome new participants to the program and there are many ways for residents to be involved.
Gardens for Wildlife Moorabool works in partnership with:
- Moorabool Shire Council
- Moorabool Landcare Network
- Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group
- Grow West
- Melbourne Water
*funding for this project has been received through DELWP's Caring for Our Local Environments initiative