Backyard Habitat Photo Competition

Next date: Wednesday, 04 October 2023 | 02:00 PM to Sunday, 08 October 2023 | 12:00 AM

Garden with native plants and bird sculpture

Do you like native plants and animals, spending time in the garden or taking photos? If you answered ‘Yes!’ to any of these then why not enter the Backyard Habitat Photo Competition? Simply snap a photo of your wildlife-friendly garden, balcony or courtyard to go in the running to win great prizes, including 1 of 3 beautiful copper bird baths from Mallee Designs and a selection of insect hotels. All ages and experience levels welcome!

Whether you’re a Backyard Habitat participant already or have created a wildlife-friendly garden on your own, we want to see your photos! This competition aims to reward residents contributing to the creation of healthy wildlife corridors, whilst showcasing the beauty of native gardens to the broader community. You don’t have to have a flair for photography or gardening to go in the running, just have a go!

Email your photo to with the Subject “Backyard Habitat Photo Comp” by the closing date of Sunday 8 October 2023 to go in the running. Entrants must reside within Lane Cove LGA and upon submission consent to photos being used by Lane Cove Council for promotional purposes. Winners announced Monday 23 October 2023.

Black butterflies on white flowering shrub Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

  • Wildlife habitat or fauna
  • Wildflowers
  • Native landscaping

Get creative with your photograph subjects. Here is some inspiration to get you thinking:

Old roof tiles, bricks and pavers provide excellent sunning positions for local lizards I Capture the afternoon light glinting through the Eucalypts I Prickly flowering shrubs offer food and shelter to small native birds I Marvel at the unique shapes of our Australian wildflowers as they bloom I Snap a photo of your favourite furry or feathered garden visitor I Search for tadpoles and dragonflies at the edge of your pond I 

Wherever your garden is at in its transition to a native refuge, we want to see your handywork.

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  • Thursday, 03 August 2023 | 12:00 AM - Sunday, 08 October 2023 | 12:00 AM

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