Planting and spending time outdoors is great for the soul and mental health, plus our home garden can help to provide shelter, food and nesting places for native birds. Any garden can be made more attractive to wildlife, even if it is only a few square metres in size.

Don’t feel that to attract wildlife and give them somewhere to eat and rest and breed that you have to plant an entire forest in your own garden.

If you only plant a few plants, and your neighbour has another few, and their neighbour some more, then collectively this creates a network of plants which birds can travel from one area to another and get food. This is the idea behind the creation of wildlinks throughout the city, in which the birds can travel along.