Helping nature at home
We can all do a little in our own homes to give nature a helping hand and sometime it can be as easy as not doing something.
Leave a little bit of your garden to go a bit wild!
Don’t cut the grass in this area.
Leave a small pile of logs or some old pallets in a corner to encourage bugs, this gives the birds a shelter and a source of food.
If you’re a gardener a small pond will not only help wildlife but it encourages frogs which will eat those nasty slugs which ruin your greens.
Cut a bamboo cane halfway between the knots and tape them together then put them in a wall or build some stones around them to give shelter to bees and ladybirds in the winter.
Put out bird and squirrel feeders in the cold winter months.
Don’t cut hedges when the birds are nesting.
A pile of leaves can make a great winter home for hedgehogs, another animal that helps gardeners by eating slugs.
Very little effort on our part can make a big difference to wildlife.
Watch this short video from the RSPB and visit their website for more ideas.