Animals & Insects

Backyard beekeeping hives

Show us your bees!

September 14, 2017

We want your beekeeping stories to feature in a photographic book that will be released in September 2018!

Garden Bed Preparation

Gardening jobs for July

July 1, 2017

Justin Russell discovers a new found love for July and suggests some warming winter gardening action.

Chicken in nesting box

The best nest

June 28, 2017

Jessamy Miller investigates nest boxes, from size and siting to keeping them clean, in the hen house.

 

White-Throated Treecreepers using nesting boxes.

Attract native birds to your garden

May 24, 2017

By providing water, nesting havens and protective habitat, it’s possible to create a garden brimming with beautiful birds year-round, writes Libby Woodward. 

Chive Divisions

Gardening jobs for May

May 4, 2017

Autumn is nearly over, and winter is nipping at its heels. Here’s Justin Russell’s list of jobs to do.

Natural honeycomb showing brood, pollen and capped honey

All abuzz

April 26, 2017

Kirsten Bradley shares her sweet secrets of success for keeping bees.

rooster

Something to crow about

January 30, 2017

It's the Year of the Rooster. Clearly there’s no better time to discuss the king of the fowl yard, says JESSAMY MILLER.

Graceful tree frog

Creating a frog utopia

December 20, 2016

Leap into 2017 and the wonderful world of frogs and water-loving insects, writes LEONIE SHANAHAN.

Incubator-hatched chickens

Egg-cellent incubating

November 28, 2016

Want to try your hand at incubating chickens? Chook aficionado Jessamy Miller tells us how.

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