Habitat Stepping Stones is an Australia wide, non-profit initiative, developed at Macquarie University in 2013. Our project helps you find food, water and shelter elements to add to your backyard, balcony or work space to create a habitat stepping stone for local wildlife.
It's easy for you to make a real difference to your local wildlife!
Just pledge online to add 3 or more habitat options to your place, and we'll send you this colourful plaque for your front fence! In the FOOD, WATER and SHELTER sections below, we showcase many habitat options, including birdbaths, nest boxes and specific plants that are beneficial to wildlife by providing nectar, seeds, shelter or nesting materials. We make sure the plant selection includes plants of varying heights, to promote habitat diversity, and also a range of flowering/fruiting/seeding times, to maximise biodiversity outcomes.
See Angus Stewart from ABC TV’s Gardening Australia talking about the Habitat Stepping Stones program in the 2-min video below.