Did you know: Growing Illawarra Natives includes advice on attracting wildlife to your garden

You might not think of bats when considering attracting local wildlife, but they are among the most important pollinators of our native forests. They love eucalypts and fig trees! Image by Anthony Wardle.    

Growing Illawarra Natives isn't only about local plants! It also has a section on the region's fauna, prepared by local zoologist and ecology expert Garry Daly. 

You can read Garry's reflections on the Illawarra's native fauna here. There are separate pages for mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs and invertebrates. Each page provides a run-down on the key local species, divided into ones that may occur in urban areas, and those that may occur in rural areas, as well as a list of plant species that are useful in attracting different kinds of fauna to gardens. 


Birds are some of the easier fauna to attract to gardens, although different bird species have very different interests and needs. This Currawong is enjoying the fruit of a Hairy Clerodendrum (C. tomentosum). Image by Anthony Wardle. 

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