We've teamed up with Seedball for Wild About Gardens Week to offer you a great prize giveaway. Simply tell us about your wildlife project or make a pledge to create a wildlife friendly area in your garden or community, and write a short blog about it to help inspire others. In return we will enter your name into a prize draw to win the following goodies:
- Seedball tin - Bee Wildflower Mix
- Seedball tin - Butterfly Wildflower Mix
- Creature Candy Hedgehog Mug
- Creature Candy Woodpecker Tea Towel
How To Enter
Simply email your pledges and links to your blog to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtags #WAGWpledge #creaturecandy #seedball
You can find out more about Wild About Gardens Week and get some great ideas for your wildlife friendly projects here:
Wild About Gardens Week 2016 is a joint initiative by the RHS, The Wildlife Trusts and Bat Conservation Trust to encourage people to support wildlife in their gardens, with a focus on our UK bats. This is more important than ever. In 2013, wildlife researchers found that 60 percent of UK animal and plant species have declined in the past 50 years. Among the variety of reasons for this is loss of habitat.
Many of our common garden species – bats, hedgehogs, house sparrows, and common frogs, for example – are becoming much less common. There are an estimated 15 million gardens in the UK. Together they cover a greater area than all the National nature reserves! By making our own gardens and local green spaces more wildlife-friendly, we can help support a wide range of species.
What Can You Do?
Wild About Gardens Week runs from 24-30 October 2016. This year we’ll be looking at steps we can take to support bats and other wildlife. But don’t wait until October! There are lots of things you can do right now to support wildlife in your garden or community green space.
Wild About Gardens Week have created some fantastic resources to help you along the way, from building insect hotels to creating hedgehog highways. There are plenty of fun activities you can do throughout the year to help your local wildlife.
For even more wildlife gardening tips, visit the Wild About Gardens website for ideas on things that can be done in an hour, a day or a weekend.
Good luck! We can't wait to see your wildlife projects!