Monday, September 8, 2014

September is Biodiversity Month

Biodiversity Month is held in September each year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world.

The Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve at Highfields is a diverse biodiversity area. Why not visit this local reserve in the month of September to enjoy the best of what nature has to offer in your own backyard.  September at the Rogers Reserve will start to show Spring at it's finest, you will enjoy the last of the Wattle in flower and the beginning of many flowering native grasses and wildflowers, along with nesting season for many of the beautiful birds that reside within the reserve.

Biodiversity encompasses every living thing that exists on our planet and the environment in which they live. From the smallest one-cell microbe to the enormous majesty of the blue whale. From the depths of the Pacific Ocean to peaks of our tallest mountains, biodiversity forms part of an intricate and interdependent web of life in which we are all a part.

Australia is home to between 600,000 and 700,000 species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. About 84 per cent of our plants, 83 per cent of our mammals, and 45 per cent of our birds are endemic — that is, they are only found in Australia.

Find out how you can do your part to protect biodiversity here...


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