Make the garden a bird feast
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.