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.
In the garden...
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.
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.
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.
How to go peat free at home
Our homes and gardens have an important role in the fight against climate change. Help preserve vital peatland by going peat free.
How to make a shrub garden for wildlife
Woody shrubs and climbers provide food for wildlife, including berries, fruits, seeds, nuts leaves and nectar-rich flowers. So why not…
How to attract moths and bats to your garden
Plant flowers that release their scent in the evening to attract moths and, ultimately, bats looking for an insect-meal into your garden…
Crafts, colouring and more
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