LOCAL WILDLIFE: Learn about the fairy wren at the Wildlife Friendly Garden workshop.
LOCAL WILDLIFE: Learn about the fairy wren at the Wildlife Friendly Garden workshop. Contributed

Transform your garden this spring

FRASER Coast Regional Council and Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast have encouraged garden enthusiasts to transform their yards into mini nature refuges, with spring the ideal time to regenerate gardens.

Event co-ordinator Diane Christensen said another Wildlife Friendly Garden Workshop was planned for August 12, at Lupton Park, Maryborough to assist in these projects.

"Not only will gardens be blooming, but the neighbourhood's wildlife will feel welcome if food, water and shelter are provided," Diane said.

"A reciprocal relationship is created when insects, frogs, birds and butterflies enter backyards to the delight of their residents.

"Effort taken in providing the appropriate vegetation is rewarded by daily sightings and increased knowledge of the local wildlife.

"Habitat depletion can be counteracted by the home gardener.

"The speakers at Lupton Park Community Garden include, Tina Raveneau, Council's Environmental Officer, Jenny Robin, qualified in conservation management, Ruby Rosenfield, birdwatcher and Audrey Sorensen, naturalist."

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The event starts at 2pm and costs $5, which includes a folder and afternoon tea.

Call Tina on 0448705875 to book, join early and enjoy the beautiful gardens.



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