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Garden Guardian of the Bay Lorraine McAuliffe: Protecting the bay by gardening this way...What is your home garden like?My home garden is mostly native as I wanted to attract birds. We now see lots of blue wrens, which we didn't see when we first moved into our home. Native plants provide perfect habitat and food for local wildlife. By growing native plants, which are suited to local conditions (climate and soil), I am able to use less water and nutrients. Less fertiliser means there will be less nutrient run off into our beautiful Geographe Bay.What is your favourite gardening activity?I actually enjoy weeding! Weird, I know, but I don't really mind any jobs in the garden. I much prefer garden work to housework!Why did you agree to become a Garden Guardian of the Bay?I am hoping that with the promotions about Bay OK gardening that more people begin to think about changing some of their gardening habits.What would you say to other gardeners who want to help the Bay?Growing native plants, adding clay to sandy soils, applying soil wetterand using mulch will go a long way toward keeping nutrients where they belong (in the garden).What is your best gardening or superhero tip?Before planting, always prepare the soil by using clay, soil wetter and then mulch!South West Catchments Council (SWCC) National Landcare Program #waestuaries #revitalisinggeographewaterways #bayokgarden #bayokgardens #gardenguardians #geographebay #busselton #Capel #dunsborough #dalyellup ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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Want to win a stunning pet portrait of your furry friend by Jodie Quinn Wildlife Artist?? Simply tell us what you think about pet ownership in your area by completing our short survey www.surveymonkey.com/r/pet0155If you don't have a pet friend then you can win one of Jodie's incredible native animal portraits. Good luck!! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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My cat can’t roam, it’s safe at home. 🏠There is an increasing trend to contain cats both day and night to keep them safe and protect local wildlife. Cats are exceptional hunters – it’s in their nature. Unfortunately, their prowess is responsible for the death of 230 million native animals each year in Australia. We love our cats, but we also love our native wildlife. Keep your cat contained indoors or in a catio day and night. But be sure to check your kitty isn’t escaping at night. A study found that 39% of cats who are brought in at night sneak out for nocturnal hunting. It’s all part of being a responsible pet owner.Source: Charles Darwin University, University of Queensland, The ConversationSouth West Catchments Council (SWCC) #nlp Threatened Species Commissioner Peel Harvey Catchment Council Leschenault Catchment Council Nature Conservation Margaret River Region City of Busselton Shire of Capel City of Bunbury ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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And that's a wrap!!Thanks to everyone who participated in Tally 2021! Your hard work and dedication to monitoring critically endangered western ringtail possums is helping to ensure their survival. Our heartfelt thanks to all of our citizen scientists! Please remember to send in your tally sheet by 31st May so you can go in the draw to win a possum box, created by the talented team at the Mens Shed Busselton. Send to geocatch@dwer.wa.gov.au. Good luck! #westernringtailpossum South West Catchments Council (SWCC) National Landcare Program #threatenedspecies ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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We love contained cats! 😻Keeping cats contained reduces injury, disease and unwanted behaviour. Plus cats that don’t roam live longer! The lives of 110 native animals are saved each year per contained cat – that’s a lot of happy honeyeaters and pleased possums! Almost 30% of pet cats are contained both day and night in Australia. This is an encouraging statistic, but we can do better.It’s all part of being a responsible pet owner.Source: Charles Darwin University, University of Queensland, The ConversationSouth West Catchments Council (SWCC) Leschenault Catchment Council Nature Conservation Margaret River Region Peel Harvey Catchment Council F.A.W.N.A Inc. SAFE Bunbury SAFE Busselton Wirambi Landcare Oyster Harbour Catchment Group City of Busselton Shire of Capel City of Bunbury ... See MoreSee Less
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