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Every gardener can help save British wildlife

In the last few years, wildlife gardening has becoming increasingly popular mainly because gardeners are now more aware of the fact that wildlife is declining, and that they have a larger role in protecting it.  Of course, the charm of watching native species at play in one’s garden is also a contributing factor.

Today, it is great fun to share a garden with frogs, birds, toads, and sometimes even a fox, because there are not many pastimes better than eating breakfast while watching the birds sing and feed.

Over the last 100 years some of the best wildlife habitats have decreased dramatically, which as ecologist Janice Crook states adds up to about 50% of all ancient woodland loss and a 95% loss of flower rich meadows.

With these facts in mind, it is not much wonder that some of the top animal species are now dramatically declining.  In fact, even the common tree sparrow is at risk as they have made the red data list for endangered species compiled by the RSPB.

Even small wildlife areas can help to stop the decline in species by offering a home to native animals and plants.  It may seem odd to think that one garden can make such a large difference, but due to the fact that there are 15 million private gardens in the UK, if every gardener helped out it could make a huge difference in protecting the natural wildlife of Britain.

Also important to keep in mind are the types of food that native species have access to, which is easy enough if you plant a large range of garden plants so that animals can feed during all seasons of the year.



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