I am afraid this is more of a rant and a plea than the normal blog posts I do. The State of Britain’s Nature report came out today. It makes very depressing reading with most animals, birds, insects and flowers in serious decline, and 10% critical. However it is not too late to do something about it. If we all do something, however small, instead of waiting for someone else to fix it, this problem can be helped.
As you will have seen from my blog, I started small, feeding birds, then taking a greater interest in what’s in my garden. It has rewarded me with so many amazing moments, from hatching eggs, to hoglets, to the most wonderful insects, it has really been amazing, and I encourage everyone to do it. No matter how small. Gardens play a huge role in helping wildlife, from food source to somewhere to live. They are vital in the changing environment of modern Britain.
How can we help? Anything you do will help, if everyone does something, imagine how big all those little something’s become!
Some simple ideas
– Feed the birds, from a simple little bird feeder to a bird table or feeding station
– Plant wildflowers, mow grass less regularly
– Leave a patch of the garden go wild (less gardening so easier to manage 🙂 )
– Build a small pond
– Put gaps under fences so hedgehogs can roam
– Join a group like the RSPB, the Wildlife Trust, the BTO or The Hedgehog Society
All of these little things can make a huge difference. I guess most of you do some or all of these already, but if not, do it, and spread the word to people you know who don’t.
Imagine the world without bees, birds, butterflies, hedgehogs, frogs. It would be a much poorer place to live and future generations deserve to see it as it should be.
We can all help, but we must act now before it’s too late. Don’t wait for someone else.
It’s worth it, it’s easy and the rewards are so much more than the effort!
Thank you reading this far…. Rant over 🙂
Here’s a hedgehog for reading until the end 🙂
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