Biodiversity in it's simplest for means "gardening with the intention of increasing native biodiversity and in it's scientific form it means 'Variety if Life'.  This means shaping and considering nurturing your garden in a way that creates a desirable habitat for plants, animals, fungi, single celled creatures and bacteria, which are native to your area.

Biodiversity in it's simplest for means "gardening with the intention of increasing native biodiversity and in it's scientific form it means 'Variety if Life'.  This means shaping and considering nurturing your garden in a way that creates a desirable habitat for plants, animals, fungi, single celled creatures and bacteria, which are native to your area.

Each living this on Earth plays a vital role within our ecosystem, from the tiniest organism to the largest animal.  They all contribute to keeping our planet in balance to be a place where life can be sustained Biodiversity ensures we have:

Breathable Air

Drinkable Water

Food.

It also supports our health and well being, contributes to or economy and is part of our cultural heritage.

Each living this on Earth plays a vital role within our ecosystem, from the tiniest organism to the largest animal.  They all contribute to keeping our planet in balance to be a place where life can be sustained Biodiversity ensures we have:

Breathable Air

Drinkable Water

Food

It also supports our health and well being, contributes to or economy and is part of our cultural heritage.

There are 5 major threats to UK wildlife according to the WWF:

Agricultural Intensification

Plastics

Climate Change

River Damage

Pesticides

Between 1970 and 2013, 56% of species in the UK have declined.

Due to changing and degrading countryside gardens are needed to be a source for more habitats and safe places for wildlife. 97% of our diverse, species rich meadows have been lost. 

Hedgehog numbers have seen a 97% decline since 1950: there is believed to be only 1 million left in the wild.

40% of the insect species worldwide are in decline with a third of them also considered endangered.

Wildlife comes to our gardens as a last resort but there are ways to encourage biodiversity in your garden. 

 

A good place to start is by choosing native plants for your garden.  This will encourage creatures to live and thrive in your garden.  It will provide food for bugs, pollen and nectar for pollinators and it will also foster environment for other native wildlife such as birds, hedgehogs and insects to make their homes.  

There are other ways to make your garden diverse and attractive to all sorts ofcreatures.

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