The Lagoon Society is working to create special neighbourhood parks that are designed to support a diversity of local wildlife and to act as demonstration projects for how you can enhance biodiversity in your local area – be it your garden, a larger property, or possibilities for your local park. Our biodiversity parks are being created by the community during a series of hands-on workshops and work parties led by local expert naturalists, botanists, biologists and our enthusiastic summer student staff.
We will be working to help create habitat for birds, butterflies, amphibians, fish, insects, plants, fungi, mosses and much more in our Biodiversity Parks! Our enhancement activities will include:
- Removing invasive plants such as Himalayan Blackberry and English Ivy
- Installing logs and woody debris to provide basking habitat and shelter for amphibians and reptiles
- Installing nest boxes and maintaining snags to provide nesting opportunities for cavity-nesting birds and habitat for secondary cavity-users
- Planting and transplanting floating and emergent aquatic vegetation to provide breeding sites for amphibians and foraging opportunities for aquatic wildlife
- Installing floating logs as basking sites for turtles, foraging perches for herons, calling platforms for male frogs, and loafing platforms for ducks
- Planting a hummingbird garden and a butterfly garden
- Enhancing habitat for bats by building and installing bat boxes and bat houses
- Installing brush piles and rock piles to provide nesting and den sites, and cover for many species of wildlife, including small mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles.
We are currently on the ground building two demonstration biodiversity parks at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden in Sechelt and Tyner Park in Madeira Park. Please come join us for a few hours to learn something new, get your exercise, and help our local wildlife!
Click here to locate the entrance to Tyner Biodiversity Park on the map.