Call for gar­den wildlife help

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent Business Update -

The RSPB is urg­ing peo­ple to help the coun­try’s strug­gling gar­den wildlife. A re­cent poll has re­vealed that al­most three quar­ters (73%) of peo­ple in the UK with an out­door space have not spo­ken to their neigh­bour about how they can help wildlife cur­rently in their gar­den in the past six months, de­spite 75% (78% in the South East) agree­ing that it is im­por­tant to en­cour­age wildlife in to their gar­den. The RSPB’s Giv­ing Na­ture a Home cam­paign sur­vey asked more than 1,800 peo­ple with an out­door space var­i­ous ques­tions re­lat­ing to theirs and their neigh­bours gar­den, and gar­den wildlife. The char­ity’s Richard Bash­ford said: “It’s en­cour­ag­ing to hear that so many peo­ple agree that it is im­por­tant to en­cour­age wildlife to their gar­den. Na­ture in the UK is in trou­ble and some of our more fa­mil­iar gar­den species are among the worst af­fected.” The char­ity is ask­ing peo­ple to pro­vide a place for wildlife in their own gar­dens and out­side space – whether it is by pol­len­rich plants to at­tract bees and but­ter­flies, putting up a nest box for a house spar­row, or cre­at­ing a pond that will sup­port a num­ber of species. To find out more about the cam­paign and how you can help, visit www.rspb.org.uk/homes

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