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Over the past 50 years, the landscape around us has changed dramatically. Towns and cities have become larger and the countryside has become more intensively managed leading to the loss of valuable wildlife habitat. With natural habitats such as wildflower meadows and ancient woodlands disappearing at an alarming rate, habitats in our back gardens are quickly becoming important havens for a wide range of birds, mammals, amphibians and invertebrates. Private gardens are amongst the most valuable urban habitats and it is estimated that the 15 million gardens in the UK cover a greater area than all of the designated National Nature Reserves put together.
Gardens provide an ideal place where people can connect with wildlife on an emotional level. We feel affection for creatures that enhance our own enjoyment of the outdoors. Animals that are pretty, colourful and entertaining add quality to our lives, but to live in harmony with wildlife there has to be give and take.
By providing for the needs of wildlife and tackling gardening problems in a wildlife friendly way we can create havens for both people and wildlife.

Visit the Wild About Gardens website set up by the The Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society where you will find a range of fact sheets/ information sheets showing you how to create features in your garden that will attract and support wildlife and how to make things such as nest boxes and bird feeders.

Contact Gary Cragg at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust for more information about how to attract wildlife to your garden:

Gary Gragg
Tel:  0115 958 8242
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