Animals & Insects

The dramatic decline in the bogong moth population has had a deleterious impact on the endangered pygmy possum.

Where have all the insects gone?

January 2020

Reese Halter investigates new research revealing the alarming loss of insects all over the planet, what is causing it, which insects are most affected and what we can do.

The male Blue Tiger butterfly collects pollen as it contains pheromones that make it attractive to the female.

The power of pollination

August 2019

Pollination is necessary for our gardens to thrive so it's handy to understand how we can help all those beneficial insects and animals do their work.

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Keeping your chooks safe

June 2019

Jessamy Miller explains how to keep pathogens and other nasties away from your poultry.

Hybrid hen

Hybrid hens

March 2018

Jessamy Miller explores the pros and cons of keeping hybrid chooks and how they stack up against pure breeds.

Garden Bed Preparation

Gardening jobs for July

July 2017

Justin Russell discovers a new found love for July and suggests some warming winter gardening action.

Chicken in nesting box

The best nest

June 2017

Jessamy Miller investigates nest boxes, from size and siting to keeping them clean, in the hen house.

 

White-Throated Treecreepers using nesting boxes.

Attract native birds to your garden

May 2017

By providing water, nesting havens and protective habitat, it’s possible to create a garden brimming with beautiful birds year-round, writes Libby Woodward. 

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