Useful Links

Share what you see

  • Birds in Backyards

    Contribute to important research on birds that live where people live.

  • Climate Watch

    An initiative from the EarthWatch Institute. Observe your favourite plants and wildlife through the seasons, and record changes online to help scientists respond to climate change. And there’s an app for that!

  • Habitat Stepping Stones on Facebook

    Join our Facebook community and share your pictures and stories.

  • Habitat Stepping Stones on Twitter

    Keep up with what's happening in the natural world.

Soak up some knowledge

  • Australian Native Plant Society

    A comprehensive guide to Australia’s native plants.

  • Australian Plants Society NSW

    A leading source of information on many aspects of native plants.

  • A Wild Garden

    A 4-minute Gardening Australia segment about the joys of having a wild garden.

  • Backyard Buddies

    Find out more about which animals are in your backyard, and how to bring more of the good guys in.

  • Birds in Backyards

    Learn about our native birds, their habitats and how you can make your garden more bird friendly.

  • Gardening with Angus

    Angus Stewart, the native garden guru from ABC TV's Gardening Australia program shares lots of helpful information, tips and videos about using native plants in our gardens.

  • Growing Habitat

    This lovely 5-minute video from ABC TV's Gardening Australia program shows Angus Stewart visiting the garden of one of the first participants in our Habitat Stepping Stones program.

  • Habitat corridor map of Greater Sydney

    An interactive habitat corridor map of the Greater Sydney area.

  • Habitat Network

    For more information about creating habitat.

  • Insect Hotels

    Wonderful inspiration and information about creating insect hotels.

  • Pool to Pond

    Another 5-minute video from ABC TV's Gardening Australia program, this time all about turning your old swimming pool into a pond full of life!

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