Restoring Life

Help build a better future for our South Australian native birdlife.

Restoration takes time.

Since we began over 40 years ago, we have been learning and adapting so we can better protect and restore our precious home in South Australia.

And our research is helping build on the foundations of our previous direct seeding projects started almost two decades ago.*

Now, our restoration focus is to provide our precious native bird species with refuge from bushfire and feral animals; safe passage across the landscape, a source of food and suitable places to set up their family homes. We plan to do this by enhancing the existing vegetation structure and improving the diversity of plants.

Back to the future.

We’ve returned to a location in the Mount Lofty Ranges that we direct seeded almost two decades ago to create Smooth Barked Gum Woodlands with an Open Shrub and Grassy Understorey.

Our restoration plan is to increase the diversity of plant life with the hope that birds such as the White Throated Treecreeper, Eastern Spinebill, Scarlet Robin, Yellow-faced Honeyeater and the Yellow-tailed black cockatoo will have a place to call home for generations to come.

Right now, you can help bring this project to life by donating to our appeal.


Donate now

How you can help.

There’s no time like the present to begin this important restoration project.

Your donation will help fund:

  • Our Westwood Nursery to grow plants such as banksias, hakeas, grasses, lilies, daisies and bursaria to provide the midstorey and understorey plants needed.
  • Bushcare, weed management and site preparation.
  • Installation of nest boxes and monitoring equipment.
  • Transport for volunteers and management of planting activities.
  • Watering and monitoring.
  • Follow up bird surveys.


Every $35 can plant 10 trees to help create diverse habitat.

Your donation will help to build a better future for our South Australian native birdlife.


*Ecological Progress of Direct Seeded Woodlands of the Mount Lofty Ranges South Australia, 2022.

Yellow-faced Honeyeater image by Peter Watton.