Make the gar­den a bird feast

Isis Town and Country - - News -

IT’S time to feed our na­tive birds, but not with bread, seeds or bird-feed­ers. Let your gar­den do the feed­ing in Childers right now.

Win­ter is a tough time for Aussie an­i­mals like hon­eyeaters, which rely on flower nec­tar for food, be­cause flow­ers are a lot harder to come by for th­ese bud­dies.

Back­yard Bud­dies is a free pro­gram run by Aus­tralia’s Foun­da­tion for Na­tional Parks and Wildlife.

Each month, you get a Back­yard Bud­dies email with tips to make your back­yard invit­ing and safe for na­tive an­i­mals. Sign up for emails and down­load a free fact­sheet about hon­eyeaters at back­yard bud­dies.net.au.

Hon­eyeaters are a part of life here in Aus­tralia. They brighten up our days with their im­pres­sive colours, calls and per­son­al­i­ties.

Look out for brown hon­eyeaters, blue-faced hon­eyeaters, and noisy fri­ar­birds in Childers this month as they move closer into town to find more food.

The scar­let hon­eyeater.

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