Useful Links

Share what you see

  • 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!

  • FrogID

    Help scientists discover which frogs are where by recording the frogs near you. They will identify them for you too!

  • 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.

  • Teach kids about nature

    Great 40 minute lesson plan to teach kids about all the life that's in and on a tree.

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.

  • Australian Plants Society (VIC)

    Includes helpful info on selecting, growing and caring for native plants.

  • A Wild Garden

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

  • Bird guide

    A guide to the birds you can find in Sydney's parks and gardens.

  • Birds in Backyards

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

  • Backyard bug guide

    A guide to backyard bugs in Australia - from the CSIRO.

  • 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.

  • Garden netting

    Garden netting can injure birds, mammals and reptiles. See how you can use the 'finger test' to work out if yours is safe.

  • 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: A practical guide to creating a wildlife-friendly Australian Garden

    This book is a brilliant, practical guide to creating great wildlife habitat in your garden. From small tips to big projects, it has everything you need - even colour-coded plant lists!

  • Habitat Network

    For more information about creating habitat.

  • How to build a frog pond

    Build it and they will come!

  • Insect hotels

    Wonderful inspiration and information about creating insect hotels.

  • Invertebrate guide

    A quck guide to identifying Australian invertebrates, produced by the Australian Museum.

  • 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!

  • Sustainable Gardening Australia

    Loads of helpful information about creating a sustainable garden, including tips on designing your garden, growing veggies, solving problems and setting up a community garden. There's even a free monthly newsletter!

  • Wildlife Rescue - NSW

    Phone WIRES on 1300 094 737 for rescue help and advice.

  • Wildlife Rescue - QLD

    Phone Wildcare Australia (07) 5527 2444 for rescue help and advice.

  • Wildlife Rescue - SA

    Phone Fauna Rescue of SA on (08) 8289 0896 for rescue help and advice.

  • Wildlife Rescue - VIC

    Contact Wildlife Victoria for rescue assistance plus lots of How-to-Help fact sheets.

Join a community group

  • Bushcare NSW

    Volunteer bushcare groups around New South Wales.

  • WildThings NSW

    A community group helping to promote and protect urban wildlife.

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