What can I do to help wildlife dur­ing droughts?

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild News -

PRO­VIDE A BOWL OF WA­TER

for birds and mam­mals to drink and bathe. It should be shal­low or, if it’s a large bowl, ar­range step­ping stones so small an­i­mals can get out.

CRE­ATE A WILDLIFE POND

Even the tini­est pool has enor­mous value, but a deeper area (with step­ping stones so small an­i­mals don’t drown) is less likely to dry out.

PLANT NEC­TAR-RICH FLOW­ERS

to com­pen­sate for the lack of wild­flow­ers in droughts. Top up from rain­wa­ter butts or use ‘grey’ wa­ter from baths or wash­ing-up.

MAKE YOUR GAR­DEN DROUGHT-RE­SILIENT

by adopt­ing plants, tech­niques and fea­tures that save and store wa­ter. Down­load a Rain Gar­den­ing Guide at www.wwt.org.uk.

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