GARDENS for Wildlife is finally up and running on the Mornington Peninsula.
The program, which was impacted by COVID restrictions, is a network of community groups and councils working together to care for native plants and animals on the peninsula.
It is designed to encourage and support residents in creating a haven for local wildlife using indigenous plants in their gardens and is a partnership between Mornington Peninsula Shire and community members and groups that share the common goal of protecting and promoting native flora and fauna.
Much of the peninsula’s flora and fauna is rare or endangered and gardens can help protect and nurture these plants and animal.
Participants receive a garden habitat assessment carried out by two volunteer garden guides who visit a property and provide simple, practical advice on increasing habitat and natural food sources for wildlife in gardens.
They also get a gift voucher for 15 indigenous tube stock plants from the shire’s nursery, invitations to gardens for wildlife events and information sessions across the year.
Residents can register for a garden at shape.mornpen.vic.gov.au/gardens-wildlife/register-garden-guides-visit