Help avoiding possum deaths

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WILDLIFE carers say the deaths of hundreds of possums earlier this month could have been avoided if suburban gardens were made more wildlife friendly.

The aftermath of successive days of high temperatures will see young orphan possums needing care for months to come.

Wildlife carers and educators Janet Wheeler and Paula Rivera, from Living with Wildlife, say gardens can be easily modified to provide wildlife with food, water, shelter and “pathways to find a mate”.

Their organisation Living with Wildlife will hold a free Gardening for Wildlife workshop 10am-midday this Saturday (23 March) at Karingal Place Neighbourhood Centre, 103 Ashleigh Avenue, Frankston.

“With displays, presentations, take home information and an arborist to chat to those attending will learn simple ways to attract and support our local native wildlife” Janet Wheeler said. 

The workshop is part of Frankston Council’s Greening our Future program and bookings are essential at: frankston.vic.gov.au/environmentalevents

First published in the Frankston Times – 18 March 2019

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