Once suitably padded, add some old tiles or gritty soil to the top of your hotel to form a roof and surround the area with native flowers to encourage the arrival of your new residents! Leaving an area of your garden untouched, is probably one of the best things you can do to support your local wildlife. Long grasses and native plants will not only encourage wildlife to your garden, but will also benefit multiple species. Reptiles such as grass snakes and slow worms will love the added cover, as well as the abundance of slugs and suitable prey.
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Amphibians use the untouched areas for protection from predators and a spot to stay cool. Insects and pollinators will also favour this area due to the native flowers and birds can be seen using the long grasses to line their nests. Lastly, adding sunflowers to this area, will benefit the birds and smaller mammals by providing seeds over winter. It is amazing how much can be achieved by doing nothing!
- Heritage and Identity: Engagement and Demission in the Contemporary World (Museum Meanings).
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- Multiple Criteria Decision Making in the New Millennium: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) Ankara, Turkey, July 10–14, 2000?
Obviously, with young children it is advised to keep this area in a location that is restricted to them, or can be visited under supervision, since native plants such as nettles, thistles and brambles may benefit wildlife, but not so much a curious young child…. All of these options can be scaled up or down according to your own garden or available space. By creating these mini habitats in your garden you will not only be supporting your local wildlife, but also providing a fantastic area of learning for your family. They will learn how to care for the environment around them, the importance of all members of our ecosystem, from tiny insects to mighty hedgehogs.
There are no limits to the benefits for your family. We absolutely love creating new areas in our own garden and watching them grow as the year goes on! How have you helped the wildlife in your garden?
Tag us in our latest creations! Great ideas!! I grew up with a pond in our yard and have such fond memories playing there.
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In our next house we will be digging a pond. Thank you! I also grew up with a pond and loved every moment of it.
Getting to see the tadpoles and frogs, as well as newts and all of the other fantastic animals was just amazing! We are currently in a rented property so sadly cannot build a real pond, so a mini-pond will have to suffice for now! Your email address will not be published.
Skip to content. Mini Pond Ponds are a fantastic way of supporting the ecosystem.
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Have fun selecting your ideal aquatic plants, the ideal plants are listed below: Rigid Hornwort Whorled water-milfoil Water-Soldier Water Starwort Lesser Spearwort Equistem hyemale Brooklime Water-Plantain Iris Verscolor Iris Laevigata Try to include some native plants around the edge of your pond to encourage wildlife to the area as well as providing cover. Next is to pad out the hotel with lots of different materials. Bamboo tubes and reeds can also be stacked to form the perfect home for bees. Wild Flower Meadow Leaving an area of your garden untouched, is probably one of the best things you can do to support your local wildlife.
1. Bird box and feeding
Obviously, with young children it is advised to keep this area in a location that is restricted to them, or can be visited under supervision, since native plants such as nettles, thistles and brambles may benefit wildlife, but not so much a curious young child… All of these options can be scaled up or down according to your own garden or available space.
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An introduction. What's coming up. New Insect pages added! We all love to see butterflies in the garden, but there are 20x more moth species likely to live there, and they have a huge variety of size, colour and habits. This September we invite you to look at our pages on Moths!
This February we invite you to think about wildlife gardening and education.