A feast of information for wildlife-loving gardeners
If you couldn’t make it to St Arnaud for our recent ‘Gardening for Wildlife’ seminar, you missed a real treat.
Ecologist, Damien Cook, kicked off the program with a look at what comprises ‘habitat’ and how habitat needs differ between various species of native wildlife. Plant ecologist and landscape designer, Cassia Cook, continued the theme with a discussion about various garden styles and the structural elements that can be added to both new and existing gardens to create habitat for a range of wildlife. Australian native plant specialist, Neil Marriott, capped off our informative program with a look at which species are best for attracting wildlife to the home garden; from birds, small mammals and lizards to butterflies, native bees and other beneficial insects.
Armed with the know-how and inspiration, gardeners were then treated to a free native plant courtesy of the Network to get them started along their gardening-for-wildlife journey.
Special thanks to all of our speakers, volunteers and everyone who came along and helped make the day so special.
If you missed out or would like a recap of the information presented, check out the speakers’ presentations and links on our ‘Events and Resources’ page.
Network sponsors local photographic competition
Come spring, the annual St Arnaud Agricultural Show is a highlight on the local event calendar. The 2017 Show, held on October 7 & 8, was no exception, providing residents of St Arnaud and the surrounding district with a chance to showcase the region’s agriculture and produce. North-central Victoria isn’t short on talent either if entries into the Show’s photographic competition are anything to go by!
This year, the Kara Kara CMN was privileged to sponsor two sections of the competition. The categories were:
Prizes were awarded to Juniors and Seniors in both categories, with the only condition being that photos had to be taken within 60km of St Arnaud.
The quality of entries was high, so it’s probably a good thing that the task of choosing winners was left to someone far more qualified than the Kara Kara CMN Committee! Congratulations to all prize-winners and indeed, all of the keen photographers who submitted entries.
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