Event

Free webinar: Birds, bees and bugs around your stables & yards - wildlife friendly management

19 March 2020

Time: 7 pm
Cost: Free

Join Dr. Mariette van den Berg

Your stables, shelters, yards and green spaces around these areas can contribute to natural functions and processes, such as regulating water drainage, buffering the damaging effects of strong winds, or providing food and shelter for native wildlife including birds and bugs.

Many wildlife species survive in these areas or structures but their presence and persistence depend on how specific their food and shelter needs are, how they respond to disturbances, and the quality and quantity of other green spaces in these areas.

While we want to avoid pest insects and animals that can contaminate horse bedding and feed or damage property, we should aim to support wildlife species that play a beneficial role in our ecosystems.

It is therefore essential that you evaluate the set up and management of these areas, including the use of rain gardens, vegetation choices and different means for controlling weeds and other pests.

In this 30 minute webinar we discuss:

  • your stables, shelters and yards as attractive habitat for wildlife
  • common weed and pest problems
  • managing your buildings and green spaces
  • rain gardens and vegetation
  • controlling weeds and pests
  • supporting wildlife

Download the flyer.

This project is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and Horse SA. 

Register and more information

Please register your place online.

For more information email horsesa@horsesa.asn.au, or call 0402 488 306.

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