We all need nature, but nature needs us now more than ever before.
Our wild, green spaces are decreasing and the places where animals such as birds, butterflies and bats can find food, shelter & water are also declining.
But the future could be so different, we can all help reverse the trend! We’re asking everyone to ‘donate’ up to 3 m² of your gardens for wildlife and link up with your neighbours by creating wildlife corridors, like small holes in your fences. This way we can create our own ‘community’ nature reserve in the heart of Steyning, Upper Beeding and Bramber!
Here are five super simple things you can do in your garden to get started:
- Plant nectar rich flowers for pollinators
- Build a mini wildlife pond it can be as small as a washing up bowl!
- Put up a nest box or hedgehog hotel
- Let a corner of your garden ‘grow wild’ and create a log pile and leaf pile
- Add a hedgehog hole to your fence to create a wildlife corridor
By working together we can create a wonderful sanctuary for our native wildlife to enjoy – and we’ll all reap the benefits!
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