Real World Gardener Variegated Fairy Wren is Wildlife in Focus

April 12th, 2013

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney,
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Wildlife in Focus

with ecologist,Sue Stevens

Small birds are on the decline in
some parts of Australia, but there are ways to help them survive. Apart from
their cuteness, they make up the diverse range of fauna that Australia has to
offer but are generally defenceless to a range of predators.

If you saw a flash of blue and heard
a squeaky reeling song, would you know which small bird it was? Let’s find

As Sue mentioned, Fairy wrens live
and forage in family groups in understorey bushes. They even move around in
understorey bushes.
To help these small birds, think
about increasing the amount of understorey planting you have in your garden, or
perhaps volunteer for some bushcare project that involves planting habitat for
small birds.
We’d love to see photos of any
sightings you have of the Variegated Fairy Wren or any birds you’ve got visiting
your garden, just send them in to. or write in to 2RRR P.O. Box 644 Gladesville
NSW 1675, or post them on Real World
Gardeners facebook page, and I’ll post a CD in return.

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