Climate Resilient Landscapes
Climate Resilient Landscapes – A Planting Guide for the Northern Rivers Region aims to help residents to adapt to climate variability. The guide explains the changes that our region is likely to experience and the steps we can take to prepare our gardens and the wider landscape to be resilient through these changes. There are lists of endemic native species which are drought tolerant, fire resilient, flood resilient, salt tolerant, frost tolerant, wind tolerant, sequester carbon, and provide habitat and food.
Hardcopies are available from the Byron Shire Council Offices in Mullumbimby, your local Landcare office or your local library.
My Local Native Garden
My Local Native Garden is a 44-page booklet published by Brunswick Valley Landcare (BVL) that is packed with information to help you design, plant and maintain your own native garden and also how to attract wildlife to your garden.
Hard copies are available from the Byron Shire Council offices in Mullumbimby or by requesting one from our landcare support officer
Native Species Planting Guide
This online guide allows users to build native species planting lists for projects ranging from landscape-scale restoration to back garden planting.
The user can view a colour photograph of each plant and explore its characteristic features to improve the chances of a successful planting in any setting.
You will find more than 1550 locally occurring native species in the guide including their physical attributes (height, habit and flower colour), environmental tolerances (sun, frost, salt and wind hardiness), ecological relationships (key fauna food, butterfly and bird attracting), soil types where they occur and broad landscape locations. Species are also assigned to vegetation mapping types and have a nursery ‘availability’ score.
The Byron version of the guide is easy to use and available online
Native Plant Nurseries
There are a number of excellent nurseries that sell local native plants both as economical tubestock and more established larger plants. Here is a current list Directory of Northern Rivers Native Plant Nurseries Feb2023
How to Propagate Australian Plants hints and tips from the Australian National Botanic Gardens. How to propagate Australian Plants
Florabank recognises and shares the best available knowledge from research and practice in native species seed management. Florabank
Fungimap is a non-profit citizen-science organisation dedicated to raising the profile of Australia’s incredible fungal diversity. Our emphasis is on enjoying and learning about fungi and our focus is on macrofungi in the natural environment. There website has an online field guide for fungi. Fungimap
Threatened Species of the Wilsons and Coopers Creek
a list of locally occurring threatened species including information on some of the most interesting. Threatened Species leaflet