Working together, 25 wildlife organisations have taken a very close look at our native wildlife and on 22 May 2013 published ‘The State of Nature report’. This report has alarmingly revealed that 60% of the species studied have declined with more than 1 in 10 under threat of disappearing. The decline in many of these species can be reversed by providing a clean habitat, good food and a healthy environment so that they can breed and their young survive.
Communities, Schools and individuals really can make a diference, last week the RSPB launched the ‘Giving Nature a Home’ campaign to encourage people to create habit, homes and a safe haven for their wildlife. There are many ways that you can do this here are a few suggestions.
- Put a hedgehog house in a quiet area of your garden
- Build a pond
- Provide a home for frogs and toads
- Let a corner of your garden go wild
- Create a dead wood pile for insects
- Put up some bat boxes
- Plant a tree or shrub
- Grow nectar rich flowers that benefit bees and insects
- Put up bee and insect houses
I am very passionate about wildlife, in our garden we have: a large pond which is home to many species, nestboxes (most of them occupied) on all 3 sides of the house, a bee house, hedgehog house and in the very near future I will be putting up some insect houses.
Why not take a look at your garden and see if you can make it a haven for wildlife too.