The Habitat Connections program is aimed at educating and supporting residents whose land is located within designated ecological and waterway corridors. The program will assist you to establish wildlife-friendly backyards by enhancing habitat on your property.
The majority of our local wildlife depend on our backyards to provide sources of food, water and shelter. Even small blocks can contribute by providing local native plants and water.
Individual residents and businesses can make a real contribution to protecting and caring for our native wildlife, not only by providing habitat, but by linking together with other landholders to create living corridors – Habitat Connections between our remnant bushland areas.
Benefits of joining Habitat Connections
The Habitat Connections program is free to join, and you will receive:
- native plants each year to attract local wildlife;
- Council Environment Officer support and advice;
- online resources on topics ranging from weeds to water plants, native bees to nocturnal mammals, frogs to fungi, and mulching to managing drought;
- invitations to relevant workshops and activities where you can learn amongst like-minded people;
- property specific information for creating your wildlife-friendly backyard; and
- a Habitat Connections sign to display on your fence.
As your backyard habitat grows, you will be able to enjoy other benefits such as a cooler, shadier backyard, the beauty of visiting native insects and animals, and the peace that comes with connecting to nature.
If you are interested in joining or receiving more information about the Habitat Connections program, simply fill out the enquiry form. You can also contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 3412 3412.
More information about wildlife-friendly gardening
Designing gardens for wildlife is becoming more popular than ever. New ideas are being tried all the time, and the options are almost endless.
A lot depends on your personal taste, the size of the area you are working with, and of course your local weather and vegetation types.
Here are some inspiring and information-packed links to get you started:
- Wildlife-friendly Backyards
- Sustainable Gardening Australia - Habitat Gardening
- Land for Wildlife South East Queensland
How do I attract...?
For weed identification, see Council's Weeds of Logan booklet (PDF 11067 KB).
For more advanced identification, go to the Weeds of Australia identification tool or search for the mobile app "Weeds of SE Qld and Northern NSW".
For weed control techniques, refer to the South East Queensland Ecological Restoration Framework Manual (PDF 6261 KB).