About Gráinne Cleary

I am a wildlife ecologist based in Melbourne. My primary area of interest is working with the public to gain the best conservation outcomes for urban wildlife. I am particularly interested in how we interact with wildlife in our gardens. As Australia becomes more urbanised, gardens are becoming an important sanctuary for our wildlife. 

I am currently writing my second book. Similar to my first book, Your Backyard Birds, this book will also be structured around your stories. After the last view months, I want to talk about fire and its effect and I need your help. Many birds and animals have been displaced by fires as they loss their habitat, but where will they go? It is possible they may move into urban areas such as backyards and our local parks/ovals as they seek refuge. This is where you come in.

Can I please ask you to keep an eye out for any new and/or increase in birds/ animals that you see in your gardens, parks and neighbourhoods? If you spot anything of interest, please email me about it. If you have any stories you would like to share, please send them to me. These stories can be about the effects of the fires on you and what you saw as a result. This includes people like myself who weren’t directly affected but emotionally effected. How do you feel? You can contact me by filling out the contact box below. 

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