What’s in your Backyard

The What’s in your Backyard resources are designed to help you explore the amazing wildlife in your local area. Look for the clues that are left behind to discover more about these animals and what you can do to protect them.

From backyards to bushland there is a variety of animals living near you. Learn to identify animals from the clues that they leave behind in this video. Use this information to help you discover the diversity of animals in your local area.

Focus on Frogs

In urban areas, human development has reduced the natural habitat available to frogs. The Focus on Frogs workshop provides information and skills that will enable you to discover what frogs live in your backyard or local area.

Minibeasts in your Garden

Minibeasts in your Garden explores the diverse world of minibeasts. Discover why minibeasts are important and learn how find them in your garden or local park. The program will help you to identify common groups of backyard minibeasts and provides information and skills to conduct your own minibeasts investigation.

Noises in the Night 

You don’t see many of the animals that live in your local area because they are nocturnal. Often it is the Noises in the Night that give us a clue to the nocturnal species that are living in our local area.

Scats, tracks and traces

Sometimes we don’t see the animals that live all around us. Keep and eye out for scats (poo), tracks (footprints) and other traces that can help you discover the amazing animals that live near you.

Find out what else you can do to create a wildlife friendly backyard with the What’s in your Backyard activity series.