Do you want to attract wildlife to your backyard?

Put some edible plants in your water bowl - and you can even add fish!View image slideshow

Let’s make a mini wildlife water bowl to attract them!

What to do:

  • Step 1: To make a wildlife water bowl, you will need a large container or waterproof bowl. You will also need these items:

    • A few stones or rocks
    • Water
    • Sticks
    • Some water plants
  • Step 2: Pollinating is thirsty work! When making a water bowl to attract bees and insects, you will need to use lots of small pebbles. Put the pebbles in your bowl and fill with water, leaving some of the pebbles popping out of the top. This helps bees and insects get a drink without drowning. 

  • Step 3: When making a water bowl to attract birds, mammals and lizards, place it in the shade of trees or shrubs and put some rocks and sticks in it so the birds have somewhere to perch when they are drinking.  

  • Step 4: You can even put plants into your water bowl. Edible plants like kang kong, chocolate mint and watercress are great. Why not research other water plants that you could put in your water bowl? You could even add fish! 

  • Step 5: Put your mini wildlife water bowl somewhere safe for wildlife to access, away from your dog or cat so birds and other creatures can drink safely. 

Tips:

  • Check out the photos and video for some inspiration or design your own! 

Watch Activity 10 video on YouTube

Share with us

We would love to see your wildlife water bowls! 

Share your photos and videos to the Kings Park Home Delivery Facebook group or use the hashtag #KingsParkHomeDelivery.

Insects and bees need pebbles so that they don't drown. Place your water bowl in shade of trees or shrubs.

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