Animals & Insects

Chooks love a dust bath.

Our Essential Chook Keeping Guide

June 2020

If you are new to chook keeping, or thinking about adding some hens to your house, Jessamy Miller knows what to look for.

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.

Small space chicken keeping

October 2019

It’s possible to keep chickens even in a handkerchief sized backyard if you use the space wisely and pick the right type of fowl.

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.

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