Posted: 10/12/2013 at 20:40
Jess, I love nature! I love watching the squirrels playing, the birds visiting, the hedgehogs snuffling about at night, the butterflies, bees, flora and fauna, I love it all, (except spiders, still can't like them!!) but the thing I love the most about nature, is how important it is, in so many ways and without it we are a troubled planet.
I'm no eco warrior, I'm just acutely aware of the damage we humans cause, the unending suffering we cause so many species and it saddens me.
Forester, my garden is trying to become a haven to creatures great and small. I have set aside areas of wildness, set up a hotel for mammals, reptiles and insects, put out the squirrel proof feeders but at the same time given the squirrels their own feeder (I saw them use it for the 1st time today, they're so good at it!!), planted the wildflower seeds, planted bee and insect friendly plants and left the leaf raking for another time. Project bird boxes is next on the list and even more so now! But unfortunately I have no room to create a natural woody overgrown area, I relied on next door
Landgirl, it will grow back, slowly, so long as those mean council boys stay away!! It had all got terribly overgrown, and did need a tidy up, just not as much as they did. It feels like a totally natural habitat has been destroyed and the only benefit from it will be the improved sunlight. There was years and years worth of under and over growth there and a whole community of wildlife amongst it, now needing to find new homes
One day people will finally appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature but probably not until its all gone....