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Wildlife doing it tough in the hot weather

Posted in Models by Ferne Edwards on February 10th, 2009

Please see post below by Monique Decortis, who also runs the Climate Action Calendar. Email her on decortis@ to join the mailing list.

Our wildlife is doing it tough in the hot weather – but a few minutes of your time can make a little difference, no matter where you live, simply by putting out fresh drinking water. Many people have birdbaths in a shady spot in their garden. These are great, but please also put out dishes with water on the ground in a shady, quiet spot in your gardens for animals such as skinks, lizards and echidnas, and for possums and sugar gliders who cannot get to birdbaths that are on a pedestal.

Ideally, use a shallow ceramic or terracotta dish so it does not tip over easily. Ensure that animals that fall into a dish can save themselves, by putting a rock (for shallow dishes) or a large stick or branch in any water container that is left outside. Many animals and birds are territorial, so put out several dishes of varying sizes around your garden.

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