Join Our Conservation Community

We are asking you to come together to make a difference

Insect populations globally are collapsing with an extinction rate 8 times that of mammals, birds or reptiles. An important impact is urbanisation, however, by creating a small native habitat garden in a corner of a backyard or on a balcony, living space can be provided for butterflies, bees, grasshoppers, ladybirds and others.

Together with our partners, the Conservation Collective, RARES Foundation and the City of Casey, we have created the perfect starter garden for attracting butterflies, bugs and bees.

And best of all, the six-pack of plants is completely free to 100 households in the City of Casey.

To get involved, complete the form below and collect your free six-pack of plants at Moonlit Sanctuary.

We will then invite you to join the private Facebook Group where we will all work together to grow a community of insect-attracting gardens.  The  FB Group will provide tips on how to grow your plants and with a qualified Entomologist (that’s a scientist who studies insects) and the talented team at the Conservation Collective Nursery ready to help, we are setting you up for success.

We ask that you share photos and stories of the insects that visit your garden with the group so we can monitor the success of this project.  The Entomologist will identify and record your insect visitors for the project.

The Backyard Habitat Garden requires little setup and maintenance. We do ask that you take part in the Facebook Group and share your stories with the other participants as success is more likely if we work as a team.

Once you’ve completed the sign-up form, we will email you more information and you can collect your plants from Moonlit Sanctuary at 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale. You will need to show some proof that you live within the City of Casey, such as a driver’s license, to receive the free pack. If you live outside the area you can still purchase a plant pack from Moonlit Sanctuary for $19.95.

We have 100 FREE plant packs to give away to Casey households so please submit the form quickly if you would like to take part. The program will begin on 7 January.

This project aims to create a community of backyard (or balcony) conservationists that are guided by experts to monitor and improve outcomes.

Want to help but live outside the City of Casey?

Plant packs are also for sale at Moonlit Sanctuary. Packs cost $19.95 and contain 6 plants.

What’s in the starter pack?

Your pack contains a mix of native flowers, shrubs and grasses.

Visit the Conservation Collective if you want to add to your pack with additional insect-attracting plants.


Complete the form below and we will be back in touch to get you started on your conservation journey.

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