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Wildlife Trust promotes back garden wildlife preserves

As summer continues to progress, the Durham Wildlife Trust is encouraging people to create wildlife havens within their garden regardless of size, due to the fact that fostering wildlife in a garden is rewarding and a valuable way to preserve the local environment.

For example, a pond set within a garden can help bring many new species into the garden such as newts, frogs, and dragonflies.  If there is not enough space for a garden, something as simple as a bin lid filled with water or a washing bowl can help foster life.

Another way to encourage wildlife is by allowing the lawn to grow in a bit and thus letting wildflowers run wild.  Not only can this help compliment your garden, but it will be beneficial to wildlife as well.  Once again, those without the space may consider placing some wildflowers or herbs outside in an outdoor pot or window box which will attract insects such as butterflies and bees.

Member of the Wildlife Trust, Laura Lowther, stated that everyone from those with a large garden to those with just a window box can make a difference when it comes to helping wildlife.  In fact, she added that a large percentage of green space across the UK is made up of allotments and gardens.

Another ecological way to keep your garden attractive to wildlife is by collecting rain water in water butts, so that throughout the summer you can recycle the water to keep your garden damp


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