Exactly how many species can be found in a typical suburban backyard?
Consider your yard, and have a guess how many species you might be able to find in it. Don’t count any cultivated or captive species. Obviously yards will range from courtyard to acreage, so your estimates will differ. Unless you are someone who regularly looks for life in their yard, your estimate could be out by a factor of 5 to 10. For a more detailed consideration, check out the post How Many Species?. Below you can find some tips of how to locate these often elusive species on your property.
The weather beginning to look rather questionable, we took an opportunity to see what we could find down one of the tracks in Sturt Gorge Recreation Park. Starting on York Drive, we followed Witowirra Track onto Marri Track. The original plan was to check out Marriyerli Track, but today our sense of direction was lacking.