Our backyard buddies are the native plants and animals that share our urban areas, waterways, backyards, and parks, and by helping them, we too can become backyard buddies.
The initiative provides it gives you simple tips to transform your backyard into a safe and inviting habitat haven.
By building houses and fences, and replacing native vegetation with manicured lawns, the habitat and corridors for native animals disappear. The Backyard Buddies website provide a good reference on what you can do to create corridors for the animals, or safe places for them to visit, or even a home for them.
A good example for anyone with a backyard is the steps you can take to create a habitat for small birds – by planting native spiky plants (to keep cats out) and flowering or fruiting plants for them to feed on.