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April 14: Backyards for Biodiversity and her Backyard – Robyn Combes

14 April 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Artist Anne Ryan

We live in a beautiful area with great diversity of flora and fauna but are experiencing huge pressure on our environment by urban development. Backyards for Biodiversity promote both the importance and potential of urban areas for native biodiversity in south-east Queensland with the aim being to educate residents as to the beauty and environmental value of our plants and wildlife and the ways that nature can enrich our lives.

The speaker at our next Friday Forum, Robyn Combes, a committee member of Backyards for Biodiversity, supports the need to care for and promote our wildlife from the ground up. She has lived on the Sunshine Coast since the early 80’s and has learnt an enormous amount about ecology, geology, flora and fauna on their small property on the Blackall Ranges, east of Montville. Robyn has been part of Sunshine Coast Councils Land for Wildlife program for many years and recently entered into council’s Voluntary Conservation Agreement which will ensure the property is maintained in the same manner into perpetuity.

At the Friday Environment Forum on April 14th, Robyn will detail the aims of our Backyards for Biodiversity and the benefits to biodiversity that result from replacing some lawn or exotic species with local native plants. By creating a backyard for biodiversity in an urban area we can help support our wildlife.  Robyn will outline how to create a such an environment with reference to the support and resources offered by Backyards for Biodiversity.

Everyone is welcome at the NPA Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville. The forum starts at 10:30am and morning tea is available at 10-10.25am. Entry is $5 by “tap & go” at the door which includes morning tea/coffee. 

Moffat Beach backyard by Jenny Gursanscky
Moffat Beach backyard by Jenny Gursanscky


Join the bird observers at 8.30am in the carpark for interpretive birding.


14 April 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre
5 Wallace Drive, Wallace Park,
Noosaville, QLD 4566 Australia
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