This World Environment Day, the United Nations is urging us to learn how all living things on Earth are connected in the web of life and how we can act #ForNature.
Biodiversity on your balcony is one way urban areas can contribute to the health of our ecosystem. What can you do even on a small space?
Water. Create a water bowl (or saucer or both) placing a stick in the bowl to give birds an entry and exit point, and a few larger rocks or pebbles.
Mount a nesting box and insect hotel to encourage different species.
Consider having your own native bee hive.
If you have an area outside in the shade, put in a community Hungry Bin worm farm to recycle your strata's organic matter.
NATIVES, NATIVES, NATIVES. They will attract birds, native bee hives and butterflies - even up high.
By Meredith Kirton