Make a 'hotel' for native bees
Gardening Australia has put together a great video showing how to make your own bee hotel. Also check out native bee expert Karen Retra's website for further information. Living Links is planning a bee hotel workshop for November so stay tuned! Photo: Ian Moodie.
Leave baby birds alone
Spring is the time when we see lots of baby birds on the ground not yet able to fly. They may look cute and helpless, but they usually don’t need your help. BirdLife Australia suggests you step back and assess the situation before ‘rescuing’ one.
Let's talk snakes...
Spring is a time to be alert - but not alarmed - about snakes. Victoria Walks has put together some helpful information to help you enjoy the outdoors without undue fear of our slithering friends. Frankston City Council is also running an event 'Living with Snakes' on 15 November.
Greenery as medicine
Can a hospital actually lower your blood pressure? Read about how hospitals around the world are applying nature-inspired design to promote healing. Is it working?
8 ways to spring clean sustainably
The weather is warming up and the flowers are beginning to bloom. Spring is in the air and with it comes the newfound energy to organise, declutter and refresh one’s life and home. Planet Ark has put together this guide to help you achieve an environmentally responsible and guilt-free spring clean.