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Fruit bearing plants

Fruit eating birds need a cycle of fruiting trees that can supply food all the months of the year. By following this series you will learn which are the most important trees to grow, and when they are most likely to bear fruit.

Nectar plants

Sunbirds and Sugarbirds are dependant on nectar as the most important component in their diet for most months of the year. Many indigenous plants have small flowers, but it's not size that counts. Some of these small flowers produce small volumes of nectar, but this nectar is rich and can sustain local sunbird populations.

Invasive alien plants utilised by birds

Some alien plants are highly invasive and are spreading at an alarming rate, smothering beneficial indigenous plants. Watch this space to see which aliens should be eradicated from your gardens and the local environment.



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