By Christabel - posted on February 25, 2022

Nature and Growing

Did you know that the UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world? One in seven species are at risk of extinction.

The climate crisis is hastening the destruction of the natural environment, damaging habitats and disrupting ecosystems. As towns and cities grow and become more built up, we are losing wild spaces, which are essential for insects, animals and plants to thrive. Making space for nature is not only good for wildlife, but also helps to restore habitats which can lock up carbon and help protect against flooding.

Whether you have a garden, balcony, outdoor windowsill or even just a wall you can create a little piece of wilderness for insects to enjoy and to bring you closer to nature. 

Reduce your impact

  • Leave an area of your garden “messy” for insects and wildlife 
  • Add a pond or bird bath 
  • Get a bug hotel 
  • Plant native flowers to attract pollinators like butterflies and bees 
  • Use peat free compost with house plants and in the garden
  • Visit your local park or nature reserve to connect with nature or even volunteer

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