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of how interested in wildlife the owners of these myriad plots actually are. I, and 54,450 others, registered with the scheme, and 26,197 actively participated in it by surveying wildlife or reporting changing garden activities.It turns out I am not a
towpaths. Guerrilla gardeners range from those who do not have gardens of their own, who want to improve the look of the local area, to those who want to make a political statement, such as the planting up of a protest camp in Parliament Square. Technically
down into 10 categories based on the best wildlife-friendly garden features, the audit invites you to rate your garden's value to wildlife. All you need to do is tick the description that best matches your garden and tot up the results at the end
pleasing than a plank of wood). The holes need to be at least 10 and preferably 20cm deep, with a diameter of 4-8mm. Mind you, if you live in Leicestershire, drill holes 15mm across and you might get the massive carpenter bee, Xylocopa violacea.
and hoverflies are still on the wing, foraging for food. Nectar provides insects with energy to fly and builds them up for winter hibernation. By growing just one source of nectar-rich food, you can improve these insects' chances of surviving the cold months
. These provide birds with instant sources of fat to boost their energy levels and improve their chances of survival.I'm determined that any freezing, starving birds in my neighbourhood can have a good meal at mine if they want it. I've part-filled my feeders