Attracting small beneficial animals to your garden is about getting in the zone and understanding what that animal needs to exist. Foraging, nesting, roosting, calling and breeding sites need to be taken into account. There's also some myth busting to do, such as the types of plants we are told attract birds - like bottlebrushes and grevilleas. Too many of these plants will result in a monoculture of aggressive nectarivorous birds and drive out the timid small insectivorous birds such as robins and wrens. The benefit of understanding these relationships is that you will attract insects, birds and frogs that provide pollination and predator services for you in the home garden. Which means less chemicals and toxins in your garden. Here are a couple of valuable resources for creating a possum friendly garden provided by Busselton Possum Centre and Nature Conservation Margaret River.