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How to attract animals to your backyard

IF you’re a nature lover stuck at home at the moment, you don’t have to miss out on seeing and hearing local fauna.

The state government’s Good Living initiative has provided the following tips to attract animals and insects:

1. Attracting native bees

Native bees play an important role in the environment. There are about 1650 native bee species in Australia, and there’s lots you can do to entice native bees to your garden. Make sure you choose native plants which native bees would choose, avoid using insecticides, and give native bees somewhere to live. Did you know native bees don’t typically sting? Most bees sting to defend their hives, but most native bees don’t build hives, and some native bees actually aren’t capable of stinging.

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