Frankston City is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, fish and invertebrates. A number of our native animals are endangered or threatened. We even have 17 species of migratory birds from the northern hemisphere that visit our internationally protected Seaford Wetlands.
Wildlife occupies public and private land so maintaining and improving habitat values on your property helps conserve our native animals. You might not even realise that your property is actually providing an important food source or wildlife link for our native animals.
Protecting wildlife on your property
There are many ways you can help to protect and encourage wildlife on your property, including:
- Create habitat for wildlife on your property by planting trees, shrubs and ground covers or creating a frog pond
- Use less chemicals in your garden
- Be a responsible pet owner by ensuring you leave your cat in at night or creating a cat run
- Control pest animals and environmental weed species on your property
If you find a sick or injured animal, you can contact a number of networks for assistance. Local veterinary clinics, local animal shelters and Australian Wildlife Assistance Rescue and Education (AWARE) can assist.
Mapping Frankston’s Flora and Fauna
Frankston City Council needs your help. We want to map where animal and plant species live within Frankston City. Furry, feathered and scaly, big or small, common or uncommon – all organisms count.
If you see one, dead or alive, please go to our inaturalist page, and upload your observation(s) by visiting the link below.
We will be using this information to inform how we track and protect the flora and fauna we discover as a community.
FCC Inaturalist project