Simple things you can do to help wildlife
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From building a bug hotel to creating a garden pond, there are lots of ways you can make room for nature. Whether you’ve got a windowsill, a small garden or a big piece of land – we’ve got loads of things you can do to make habitats for wildlife and reduce your environmental impact. See below for our list of things you can do to help make a Wilder Future – and if you haven’t already, please sign up to our Action For Insects campaign. When you sign up, we’ll provide you with a FREE downloadable guide to actions you can take to help insects thrive.
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Wilder green spaces and verges
We are often asked for advice on how to make local verges and green spaces wilder, or able to support more biodiversity. The advice will depend on the scale of the site and ambition. Here are some things to consider.Read More
How to grow a wild patch
It doesn’t matter what size your space is, there’s always room for wildflowers! Set aside an area of lawn, part of a border, or even a large container and watch the bees and butterflies buzz in.Read More
How to build a pond
A wildlife pond is one of the single best features for attracting new wildlife to the garden.Read More
How to create a container garden for wildlife
Introduce more wildlife features into a small space using pots and containers.Read More
How to build a mini-pond
Even a small pond can be home to an interesting range of wildlife!Read More
How to attract butterflies to your garden
Provide food for caterpillars and choose nectar-rich plants for butterflies and you’ll have a colourful, fluttering display in your garden for many months.Read More
How to attract bumblebees to your garden
Bumble bees are important pollinating insects, but they are under threat. You can help them in your garden by planting bumble bee-friendly flowers.Read More
How to make a bee hotel
Solitary bees are important pollinators and a gardener’s friend. Help them by building a bee hotel for your home or garden and watch them buzz happily about their business.Read More
How to make a new build garden for wildlife
Use the blank canvas of your new build garden to make your new home a home for wildlife too!Read More
How to make a hedgehog house
By providing safe places for hedgehogs to live, you’re much more likely to see these prickly creatures in your garden.Read More
How to encourage newts or other amphibians to your garden
Ponds, compost heaps and log piles are all great for wildlife, and will help encourage newts, frogs and toads to make your garden their home.Read More
Install a swift box
Swifts became added to the red list of conservation concern in 2021. You can help them by adding a swift box to your home or place of work.Read More