Backyard habitats for wildlife

The important role that gardeners can play in creating corridors for wildlife in urban areas was the theme of the WA Naturalists’ Club’s 2021 Serventy Memorial Lecture.

The presenter was Sabrina Hahn, master gardener, horticultural professional, award winning radio presenter, podcaster and writer.

Sabrina has a scientific background in horticulture, soil science, entomology and botany. She has a passion for the creation of sustainable landscapes that make cities more liveable and believes that urban gardens play a vital role not only offering people a space for physical and mental wellbeing but also in returning biodiversity into our cities.

Mandy Bamford (Club Council Member); Sabrina Hahn; the Hon Kerry Sanderson AC, CVO and Professor Lyn Beazley AO (Co-Patrons); and Dr Shashi Sharma (WA Naturalists’ Club President)

Creating Corridors of Habitat was the title of her lecture in this annual series that honours the outstanding contribution of the Serventy family to conservation and the long-established WA Naturalists’ Club. The Serventy Memorial Fund was established with the aim of assisting and encouraging young people in the study of natural history.

WA Parks Foundation Chair, the Hon Kerry Sanderson AC CVO is co-patron of the WA Naturalists’ Club with Professor Lyn Beazley AO, distinguished neuroscientist and educator. Among her wide-ranging roles, Professor Beazley is a Parks Ambassador and a member of the Foundation’s Ambassador Advisory Committee.

The Naturalists’ Club was founded in Perth in 1924 and all branches of natural history and conservation are covered in a full program of meetings, excursions, workshops and the occasional social event.