Pioneer Village Native Bird Habitat Reserve (Use ecosourced plants (…
Pioneer Village Native Bird Habitat Reserve
Use ecosourced plants ( plants that naturally occur in your area ) to attract birds. These could include kowhai, flax, kakabeak ,and tarata for nectar , wine berry, karamu, and korakia for fruit.
bigger tree's for birds to sit and nest in.
If you have limited space for big trees,Try growing plants in containers,Such as titoki, broadleaf and even cabbage trees
weta are most likely under tree and even on a fence post.
Most weta are predators or omnivores preying on other invertebrates, but the tree and giant weta eat mostly lichens, leaves, flowers, seed-heads, and fruit. Weta can bite with powerful mandibles. Tree weta bites are painful but not particularly common.
Weta; Female Weta can lay up to 100-300 eggs. There predators are Rats,Stoats,Cats,Dogs and hedgehogs.
to make a 3 star weta motel start with a small log and saw it in half. Chisel out the weta gallery and drill an entrance tunnel. Nail or bind the two halves together and nail on a roof. Hang or tie the motel in a tree in a shady spot at about eye level.
Things to check how green your garden is:
Mulch or leaf litter on the garden where insects spiders and other invertebrates like to live.
Lots of friendly creepy crawlies like spiders, moths, beetles, earthworms, and stick insects
Lots of worms in your soil!
Water for bird that are safe in high places away from stray cats.
Plants like flax and kowhai with nectar which birds love
Plants like wineberry and karama with fruit that birds love
places for invertebrates to hide or live in such as rotting woodpiles, cracks,holes,old concrete or low thick growing plants.
attract the birds by making bird boxes, bird feeders, bird baths and other things. as we could get creative and make lots of different stuff to attract the birds.
native bird like the tui like to eat fruit and sugar water instead of bread and seeds
birds are most commonly attracted to these sort of plants,five fingered,tree fuchsia,pate,hange hange,karamu,flax
Lilly-Mei's dad to help a small group build bird feeders to attract wood pigeon and tui.
In the winter and spring Tui,Bellbird and kereru Will travel distances to eat flowers and fruit.
We want the reserve to be a place where visitors can sit or stand to relax whilst appreciating native birds and vegetation.
It would be great to have a book to record bird sightings and record pictures of the children helping to build and develop the reserve.