Use your garden to help wildlife
Make the most of your garden by helping wildlife.
That’s the message from the RSPB which is urging people to back its Giving Nature a Home campaign.
New data reveals that fewer than 20% of people in Kent see hedgehogs in their gardens at least once a month, a worrying 5% lower than the national average.
Gardens cover an estimated 10 million acres in the UK, an area the size of five million football pitches, therefore they have the potential to play pivotal role in efforts to reverse the fortunes of struggling UK wildlife.
So the RSPB is calling on people to get involved in the campaign this summer by doing at least one thing for wildlife in their garden or outdoor space.
Hedgehog populations remain in a long-term decline with the latest figures suggesting that the UK population has dipped to under one million.
Daniel Hayhow, RSPB Conservation Scientist, said: “With the right care and attention your garden could become a home to all kinds of different species, and you could have a front row seats to some amazing wildlife shows.”
You can create your own personal plan and give nature a home near you at www.rspb. org.uk/plan