Lend wildlife a helping hand this October

frog pictureThe organisation Gardening for Wildlife, a joint initiative of the Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts, wants gardeners and allotment holders to actively support local biodiversity. They have designated the week 21st to 31st October to be ‘Wild about Gardens Week’. The hope is that all sorts of individuals and local community organisations will make a special effort that week to create a wildlife friendly environment. According to Professor Chris Baines, vice president of The Wildlife Trusts:
“The nation’s gardens are hugely important for wildlife and as a habitat network they are second to none. Inner city balconies and courtyards, the suburbs’ hedgerows and lawns and the orchards and allotments of market towns and villages; all have the potential to be incredibly rich habitats for wildlife. There are many simple ways in which we can make our gardens naturally richer. Nest boxes, bird feeders, log piles, nectar plants, fruiting shrubs, wall climbers and ponds all improve the life-chances for many garden creatures, and, as each of us improves our garden habitat for wildlife, the plants and animals that we attract will bring more pleasure in return”

To get involved, go to the organisation’s web site.  There you can find out about events in your area or you can register your own event.  Examples of events in Scotland that are already registered are


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