This activity comes to us from our community again — Thank you for keeping in touch and sending us your ideas! I love that we are all coming together to keeps our children connected to nature. Thank you!
Do you have a back garden? If you do this one is for you. If you do not, there are still things for you to do here.
Create a Wildlife Friendly Garden
This link from the Natural History Museum lists seven simple ways that you can make your back garden more wildlife friendly. Have a look through it for more detail but in summary they are;
- Grow butterfly friendly plants (You don’t need a garden for this!)
- Feed the birds (You don’t need a garden for this. We did this! Remember?)
- Create a compost heap from your kitchen waste
- Help creatures of the night by planting night blooming flowers, turning off external lights, building hedgehog houses and putting hedgehog holes in your fences
- Adding a water source to your garden
- Create a wood pile and leave leaf litter
- Let things grow a little wild in some parts
I hope you can find something on this list that inspires you to make your garden a little more wildlife friendly. If you do please let us know. Send us a picture of you helping the wildlife and we will post it on our social media Facebook, twitter and/or instagram.
Keep in touch and happy helping!
All the best,