The warmer days herald the time to get active outside and we have noticed that the garden wildlife is showing signs of spring activity. Be on the look out for snails, as they can run rampant in your vegetable patch and flower garden. Proprietary snail bait distributed through the garden, will put a stop to these nasties and protect your plants from devastation.
Not all garden wildlife is dangerous, although I am not a big fan of snakes. On one of our gardens we have a pair of friendly water dragons, who follows us around sunning themselves and keeping all the bugs in check. They have names; Jessica and Worty, (below) and have already produced offspring. They are great company in the garden, although they do give you a fright some times.
Recently, while hedging, a bird came and landed on one of our team members hedger. Fortunately, the machine had stopped, but the inquisitive bird was not perturbed. Birds are nesting at present, so you will see a lot of activity and be aware of swooping magpies, as they are very protective of their young.
A number of years ago we were greeted in our front garden by a Koala sitting in a Bougainvillea bush. He was only young and was very happy sitting amongst the branches.
He eventually scampered back to his bushland retreat, to feed on Eucalyptus. It was sad to see him go.
Keep an eye out for garden wildlife, as not only the plants are warming up. Just watch out for those snakes!