Backyard Biodiversity

The Shire of Mundaring is in a biodiversity hotspot and residents have lots of options to enjoy nature. There are wildflowers and native animals in our national parks, local walk trails, nature reserves, and bushland on private property. 

Biodiversity means the natural variety of living things, including plants, animals, and fungi. Different areas or ecosystems will naturally contain a range of species that rely on each other.  Even once the landscape has been changed by people and development, biodiversity can be maintained if there are enough connections between natural areas.


Backyard Biodiversity Video

In 2020 many activities and events were cancelled, including our environmental talk and workshop series. Shire staff worked with local filmmakers Simon Cherriman and Isaac Walton to make a 5-minute video to showcase some options to improve backyard biodiversity. We hope you enjoy it and find something to try to support wildlife at your place.  If watching this with children, please talk about watching native animals without disturbing them, and asking before borrowing tools. 



Planting for Success Video

Green thumbs keen on planting native seedlings can grow their gardening knowledge online thanks to the second educational video from the Shire of Mundaring in 2020.

Presented by local landscape architect and radio host Sue McDougall together with Shire of Mundaring environmental officer Tracey Bell, 'Planting for Success' provides budding gardeners with easy-to-follow instructions that will see their seedlings thrive.

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