The sun came out and more than 50 local gardeners did too for an epic workshop this morning on building a frog bog and attracting wildlife to your place, hosted by Nature Conservation Margaret River Region and environmental biologist and educator The Frog Doctor .

The frog bog we created is the first step in what will be Nature Conservation’s new, waterwise, native, community demonstration garden, on land generously shared by the Margaret River Regional Environment Centre on Clarke Rd.

Today’s attendees learned some key factors in setting up a pond and frog bog, the requirements of frogs, birds and other native wildlife, and how plant choice can boost a wildlife-friendly garden. If you missed out, we’ll be sharing a video of the entire workshop soon plus some other great nuggets of info, so stay tuned to our social media, website and newsletters.

A massive thanks to arborist extraordinaire Glen from South West Tree Services for the donated mulch. Lazarus Horticulture Services for helping out with the sand for the frog bog. Australian Native Nursery for the fab selection of plants. Johnny Prefumo a.k.a The Frog Doctor for his amazing knowledge. And Peta Lierich from Nature Conservation (pictured here, with Johnny Prefumo) for organising this series of workshops.

They’re all part of our For Nature Landholder Stewardship Program, designed to help you give nature a hand at your place. Registering with the program is free via the Nature Conservation home page and comes with loads of benefits for locals, like grants for conservation work at your place and free equipment hire. See www.natureconservation.org.au to register or visit our For Nature “Knowledge” page to find a whole bunch of links and fact sheets to created a wildlife and frog-friendly garden.

For Nature is proudly supported by funding from the West Australian Government’s State Natural Resource Management Program WA and the Water Corporation with the Shire of Augusta Margaret River