Double barred finch babies born in a Wildlife Preservation Society member's garden.
Double barred finch babies born in a Wildlife Preservation Society member's garden. Contributed

Everyone with a garden can make a difference for wildlife

LEARN how to make your garden more friendly to wildlife at a workshop in Urangan on May 9.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council has joined forces with the Fraser Coast branch of the Wildlife Preservation Society to present the Wildlife Friendly Garden Workshop.

The session will be at the council nursery beside the Botanic Gardens at Urangan, starting at 1pm.

Topics will include sustainable gardening, creating and managing frog ponds, how to attract birds and butterflies to your garden and the role of native bees. 

Councillor for community, heritage and family services George Seymour said the council was excited to be working with local conservationists to promote wildlife friendly gardens. 

"This is a great opportunity to learn from experts about how to develop our own backyards into good habitat," he said. 

"We have a wide range of native species of wildlife on the Fraser Coast, including endangered species such as the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly - they are endangered because of loss of habitat. 

"This is an example of thinking globally and acting locally.

"Everyone with a garden can help make a difference for wildlife on the Fraser Coast.

Bookings are essential by contacting the president of Fraser Coast Wildlife, Sara Gerdsen, on 4129 5789.