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Helping Pollinators in the Garden

Helping Pollinators in the Garden
 
World wide we are loosing our pollinators – our birds, bees and other insects, and our nocturnal animals such as possums and bats.  And without pollinators we don’t eat.  It sounds bizarre but it is true, that without bees and other pollinators we die. It is a pretty simple equation; everything that goes onto our dinner table relies on bees or other pollinators.  Without pollinators our forests will de-evolve back to ferns, without pollination the high yield, high-energy plants (monocotyledons & dicotyledons) will wither and die.

Birdwatching at Fairhill


On the last Wednesday day of every month at 8.00am during winter (7.00am starting August) the Wednesday Day Club spend and hour wondering through Fairhill Botanic Gardens enjoying the huge diversity of bird life that the gardens have attracted before retiring to have a cuppa, talk about their sightings and a chat.  On most outings they identify over 60 different types of birds with the highest number being 85 seen and three heard, that’s a huge diversity in a 10 acre garden.  They have listed over 150 species of birds over the past years.