Welcome in wildlife

Bottlebrush shrubs attract nectar-feeding birds and insects.

Creating a wildlife-friendly garden involves choosing native plants that provide food, shelter, and habitat for local wildlife.

Here are some suggestions for plants to consider.

1 – Native Trees:

Eucalyptus: Various species of eucalyptus trees provide food and habitat for birds, koalas, and insects.

Acacia: Wattle trees attract nectar-feeding birds and provide shelter for small animals.

Banksia: Banksia plants offer nectar-rich flowers that attract birds and support pollinators.

2 – Shrubs and Bushes:

Callistemon (Bottlebrush): Known for their vibrant flowers, bottlebrush shrubs attract nectar-feeding birds and insects.

Grevillea: Grevillea species provide nectar for birds and attract honeyeaters.

Melaleuca: Paperbark plants, such as Melaleuca species, offer nesting sites for birds and attract insects.

3 – Groundcovers and Grasses:

Lomandra: Native grasses like Lomandra are hardy, provide shelter for small animals, and are ideal for low-maintenance areas.

Dianella: Dianella species, also known as flax lilies, attract birds and offer berries as a food source.

4 – Flowering Plants:

Kangaroo Paw: An iconic Australian plant, Kangaroo Paw produces unique flowers that attract nectar-feeding birds.

Correa: Correa species, or native fuchsia, provide nectar for birds and flowering habitat for small animals.

Swan Plant: As a host plant for butterflies, the Swan Plant supports the life cycle of Monarch butterflies.

5 – Climbers and Vines:

Hardenbergia: Native wisteria, or Hardenbergia, produces beautiful flowers that attract birds, bees, and butterflies.

Pandorea: Pandorea species, or wonga wonga vine, provide shelter and nesting sites for birds and attract pollinators.

6 – Water Plants:

Waterlilies: Waterlilies offer shelter for aquatic animals and attract frogs, insects, and water birds.

Juncus: Native rushes, such as Juncus species, grow in wetland areas and provide habitat for frogs and insects.

Remember to select a variety of plants that bloom throughout the year to provide a consistent food source for wildlife. Additionally, incorporate features like birdbaths, nesting boxes, and rock piles to enhance the habitat and attract a diverse range of wildlife to your garden.