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  • Backyard Wildlife Workshop at Harrington Park

    Backyard Wildlife Workshop at Harrington Park

    Local residents are being invited to take part in a free workshop to learn how to turn their garden into a wildlife haven at Harrington Park on Saturday, 18 June.

    The Backyard Wildlife Workshop, presented by Bush Mates and the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, will guide participants on how to […]

  • Hug a tree – the evidence shows it really will make you feel better

    Hug a tree – the evidence shows it really will make you feel better

    Shelby Gull Laird

    We know that trees have many benefits. In forests they provide habitat, wood, biodiversity and ecosystem services. In cities, they can mitigate the urban heat island effect by cooling the air and reducing greenhouse gases.

    But, perhaps surprisingly, there is increasing evidence that trees are also good for our […]

  • Learn more about the insects and mini-beasts in your own backyard

    Learn more about the insects and mini-beasts in your own backyard

    Susan Lawler, La Trobe University

    I recently wrote about how important it is to be able to identify plants and animals. Knowing the names of species that live around us helps us to connect to nature.

    Yes, you can enjoy greenery and birdsong without knowing which species are involved, but recognising the […]

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Margot Law
Margot LawBush Mates Project coordinator
Email me or contact me through twitter/facebook if you have any questions about the Bush Mates program or would just like to say hi!