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At home with wildlife

Honey bees (Apis mellifera) foraging on Pink aster (Aster novae-angliae) - Nick Upton/2020VISION

Connect with wildlife in your own space

From digging a wildlife pond to planting a bee-friendly window box, to creative crafting and citizen science, there’s always something that you can do to help the wildlife and the natural environment from your own back yard. Or your front doorstep. Covid19 has stopped the world for a while but nature carries on, so find time to connect to it.

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Garden projects

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Wildlife Gardening - Tom Marshall

Build a home for wildlife

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Common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) adult with insect food arriving at nestbox to feed chicks - Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

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The Wolseley Centre, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust - Adrian Clarke

Garden for wildlife

Wildlife-friendly gardening is about making a haven for you, as well as for wildlife. By gardening sympathetically for wildlife, you’ll be rewarded by a truly natural outdoor space, where you can get in touch with the plants, animals and birds that make their home there.

Woman planting flowers in her garden

Planting wildlife-friendly plants - Katrina Martin / 2020VISION

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Wildlife Gardening

With an estimated 124,500 gardens in Somerset, covering 19 square kilometres of the county, these spaces have huge potential for nature. Here you’ll find tips to help you improve your garden so wildlife can thrive.

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You can do so much to help wildlife by focusing on what's on your doorstep! Our gardens and homes can be made havens for wildlife with just a few simple actions. 

Crafts, colouring and more

Crafty activities

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Birdbox building  - Peter Cairns/2020VISION

Colouring and games

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Environmental home

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Snail on gardening gloves - Tom Marshall

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