Biodiversity on Papillon Farm
Biodiversity is the life support system of our planet! We depend on it for the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. The quality of human life is directly linked to our local biodiversity. Wetlands filter pollutants from water, trees and plants reduce global warming. The connection between biodiversity and our sustainability as the human race is undeniably linked, our lives depend on it!
Organic farming is widely accepted as the best solution to the continued loss of biodiversity associated with modern agriculture. Prohibition of chemical pesticides and inorganic fertilizers, along with sympathetic management of non-cropped surrounding habitats are all beneficial to life in the long term.
At Papillon Organics we are committed to prevention of water pollution and soil erosion and are continually working on the quality of our landscape, removing invasive species such as Black Wattle and Port Jackson.
Since the purchase of our property in 1998, planting of indigenous trees, and clearing of invasive plants from waterways, the bird population has increased dramatically with sightings of over 80 different species.
We have resident bush buck, wild pig, otter, civet cats, tortoise as well as monkeys ,various species of snakes, a fantastic variety of frogs, a bat colony, various beehives scattered around the property and a wide and diverse insect population from ‘friendly’ [ lady bugs and butterflies] to ‘unfriendly’ [leaf flea, locusts, aphids, Bagdrada Bugs and more!], not to mention our diverse spider population on the farm. We cherish this privilege and try to share it with as many people as we can.