Understand the bush
IntroductionGet a basic understanding of bush ecology before you start your project.
Interested in protecting or restoring native bush? A basic understanding of forest ecology, such as forest structure (layers), the role of native animals, edge effects, and indicators of forest health, will help when it comes to undertaking a restoration project.
Healthy bush has a structure of many 'layers', from tiny seedlings on the forest floor up to the tallest trees towering over the forest canopy.
Learn about edge effects, when plants growing on the edge of an area are exposed to more of the elements.
Why invertebrates are important
Find out the vital role invertebrates play in the continued existence of our native bush.
Introduction to Natural Heritage free online course Get a broad understanding of the fundamentals of biodiversity