Whatever your gardening style you can nudge your garden in a wildlife friendly direction. Gardens that provide food, water and shelter for native animals create arks for wildlife in the face of the current climate and biodiversity crises.

As you start nudging your garden in a wildlife friendly direction you will be delighted and surprised by who turns up. Hearing the night call of a Boobook owl, watching an Eastern Spinebill darting amongst your grevilleas or witnessing a dragonfly emerge from the nymph in your pond, these moments will connect you with nature and enrich your life.

An introductory talk on Wildlife Gardening will outline the core elements of habitat creation and provide you with know-how and inspiration about simple ways you can create wildlife habitat, whether you’re starting from scratch or adding to an existing garden.

Dr Cassia Read is an ecologist, educator and a future-oriented garden designer. All her work centres on creating win-win landscapes that support both the wellbeing of people and conservation of biodiversity. She is the Principal Ecologist and Co-Founder of the Castlemaine Institute and author of Gardens for Wildlife: A gardeners guide.

The seminar will include a talk by Jeremy Neal from Wombat Native Plants in Bullarto about native plant propagation.

The event is an opportunity to meet members of Gardens for Wildlife. The presentation is supported by Hepburn Shire through their Biodiversity Grants scheme.

Date: Saturday 20 May 2023
Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm
Venue: Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Camp Street Daylesford
Bookings: None required.

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