Mannum resident Gavin Smith celebrates Wattle Day in his garden

Mannum resident Gavin Smith’s Habitat Stepping Stone garden is currently in bloom.

HOME PRIDE: Mannum resident Gavin Smith provided this shot of his Habitat Stepping Stone garden in bloom to celebrate Wattle Day on Friday, September 1 and welcomed all visitors to view his garden. Photo: Supplied.

HOME PRIDE: Mannum resident Gavin Smith provided this shot of his Habitat Stepping Stone garden in bloom to celebrate Wattle Day on Friday, September 1 and welcomed all visitors to view his garden. Photo: Supplied.

Our garden is registered with the Macquarie University habitat building program for urban areas.

It was the first of first original sites in the Murraylands. We pledged to plant local species and build our garden to encourage wildlife to use it for shelter , food and reproduce.

We have regular visits from all types of bush birds, bats who keep mosquito's in check, lizards, butterflies and recently we found an Echidna seeking shelter for a few days.

Blue Wrens and honey-eaters are a few who love to stop by and have a "birdbath" , a drink and feed on garden bugs.

We have at least six endangered plant species amonsgt the many varieties planted all around our house with native bees loving the emergence of  Wattles and other flowers during spring.

Friday, September 1, was celebrated many years ago as Wattle Day.