Encouraging and protecting biodiversity starts literally on our doorsteps, as when we step out, we are immediately in contact with some form of nature.
The millions of gardens in the UK cover an area greater than all the nature reserves and provide sanctuary for many species. In Watlington, gardens account for the majority of green space within the town. So here, we can have a real and direct impact, improving our own gardens for wildlife..
Gardening for Wildlife does not mean letting it turn into an untidy jungle, what it is really about is learning what things can be done to support and encourage wildlife and then selecting which of them interest us, suit our particular garden and are feasible to apply.
Here you can find ideas about what we can do be done with land we have some control over, be it a window box or a garden.