Let’s talk about rewilding

March 11, 2022 2 min read

Let’s talk about rewilding

Rewilding as we know it, is a type of environmental conservation which involves the restoration of land to its natural state.

Facilitating this kind of ecological restoration has an important role in increasing biodiversity and repairing damaged landscapes and ecosystems.

Charities such as Rewilding Britain (link: https://www.rewildingbritain.org.uk/) are launching large, nationwide projects to help nature recover, with the aim of replenishing our countryside with native wildlife, correcting the balance within our ecosystems and in doing so supporting the absorption of carbon, reducing the impacts of climate change and supporting the local residents.

Sounds good right? And we can do our bit too.

Many of us already know that we need to consider the contents of our green spaces. For example, it’s common knowledge that pollinators, such as bees and other insects, need a variety of plants to sustain them. Check out our previous blog post here to find out more (link to beneficial insect blog). But what else can we do in our gardens to provide a sanctuary for an amazing variety of wildlife to thrive?

  • Avoid mowing a patch of your lawn
    Or add some wildflower plants for a natural, wild look that’s bursting with potential for pollinating insects
  • Consider the ‘no-dig’ method of gardening
    This avoids disrupting all the soil organisms, and keeps carbon contained in the soil.
  • Add some spaces to house wildlife
    Consider installing a bug hotel, or simply leaving wood piles to create a simple shelter for small mammals, like hedgehogs
Bug Hotel
  • Consider when your plants flower
    By having plants in flower throughout the whole year, you’re helping ensure that insects have better access to food throughout each season
  • Keep the bird table well stocked
    The more variety of nuts and seeds, the more variety of birds you may tempt into your garden, and they can help keep the levels of insect pests at a manageable level
  • Introduce a water feature
    You don’t have to commit to a large pond, even a small water feature can provide a haven for amphibians and insects, and also as a water source for visiting mammals and birds.
Insects on pond
  • Consider your fencing
    Rigid, solid fencing prevents creatures from being able to navigate from one garden to another. Consider hedging if possible or create gaps in your fencing for them to make their way through.
  • Avoid the use of unnatural substances
    Manmade fertilisers, pesticides, and herbicides…they’re all bad news for the health of your soil and for biodiversity. Although hopefully you already knew that. We shout about it enough!

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