Caring for the Bay from your backyard
Our backyards are valuable oases for native species of birds, butterflies, bees, lizards and marsupials. What we choose to plant can provide food and shelter as they survive and thrive in urban environments.
Some native plant species, like the casuarina, are essential to coastal habitats – but must increasingly compete for valuable real estate on our beaches. Choosing natives for our planting projects instead of introduced species helps ensure they don’t smother valuable native habitat, even beyond our fences.