Keeping the 'Forest' in Duffys
Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010-2030 calls on individuals to participate in biodiversity conservation activities. The establishment and maintenance of bush corridors throughout our suburb is intrinsic to this strategy.
To preserve the birdlife, minimise pests in our gardens and maintain the ‘forest’ feeling we need many bush corridors (natural or created).
The establishment of linear strips and/or steppingstones of plantings assists wildlife movements and enhances the richness and diversity of the flora around us through the dispersal of pollen and seeds.
A good bush and wildlife corridor:
> Links existing patches of bushland
> Has 3 tiers of plants (groundcover, shrubs, tree canopy)
> Has a sympathetic planting of local plants (preferably)
> Is 10m wide if possible, using road verges and/or private land
> Importantly, has trees with hollows (incl. dead trees)
> Protects remnant bushland
> Lowers the incidence of disease in nearby gardens and paddocks
> Maintains better functioning ecosystems and hence resilience of plants and animals
> Minimises invasion of weeds
> Offers an escape route for animals during bushfire
> Provides refuge for animals that suffer from predation
[did you know that blue wrens do not fly across >10m of
open ground for fear of being harassed by big birds?].
You can enhance the ‘forest feel’ of our streets by creating a
wildlife corridor around your block, keeping existing bush
verges and revegetating with species indigenous to the area.
For further information and links to local stockists please visit community resource section on our website.