10 New Year’s resolutions for wildlife

Wildlife expert Kate Bradbury suggests 10 things you can do in 2022 to help wildlife

Wildlife gardening has many benefits. By growing plants, digging a pond and creating other habitats, such as log piles and compost heaps, we can provide homes for wildlife that would otherwise be homeless. Potentially, if enough of us garden with wildlife in mind we can help slow down or even reduce declines of some species, like hedgehogs.

Wildlife gardening is good for us gardeners, too. Watching birds visit the feeders we’ve hung for them, bees buzz into flowers we’ve planted for them and hedgehogs forage among the long grass and leaf litter we’ve left for them, makes us feel better. There’s no doubt about it – caring for wildlife is good for our mental health.

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