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Karen Harper
Provision of a range of fresh, clean water sources throughout the garden with suitable access for a variety of insects, birds, reptiles and animals is also worth a mention.

Great thought provoking article. Thanks.
   
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Mekita Johanssen
I'm guilty of feeding wild birdseed to visiting birds! although I only do it randomly and never daily. The king parrots are quite independent and standoffish and will only fly in when they feel like it. The greedy brown cuckoo doves are a different story - we ignore them most of the time as they'd happily become dependent. Thanks for a great article and your tips. Living around wildlife is a joy and also a responsibility.
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sjh1
We live in The Dandenong Ranges and have the luxury of having a larger block where we can conserve the local bush by controlling the weeds whilst managing the fire risk. We have a proliferation of wallabies, possums, echidnas, blue-tongues, kookaburras, parrots, cockatoos, wrens, honeyeaters etc. Our dogs are safely confined, our cats have an enclosure and the chickens help us keep the winter grass under control. Native/indigenous plants, several watering points and a little cottage garden for the bees and my pleasure. We even see tiny native bees enjoy our garden.
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