Keeping our gardens wild
A problem with some modern gardens is that they are kept very neat and tidy. Nature tends to do well with variety and one of the worst things you can do for wildlife is have a garden with four bare walls and nothing in between but short grass or paving. This session will explore ways to help wildlife by doing a bit less; from leaving leaf litter to build up for overwintering animals or leaving a patch of nettles to grow for hungry caterpillars. It’s a great excuse to do less work in the garden and do your bit for nature at the same time!
To learn more about how you can help protect and engage with wildlife where you live, check out the Cambridge Zoology Museum blog, which includes advice on gardening for butterflies, making your own mini pond and becoming a helpful hedgehog hero. You might also be interested in the many garden activities and wild makes available from the Wildlife Trusts.
Insect pets can teach you about nature
This year is the year for NATURE! Let’s celebrate our passion for the natural world through small, or large actions – either together or as individuals and start a movement for nature. Take a look at the actions YOU can take, near you…
Find out how Chinese conservation organisation Shan Shui is working with local communities to monitor and protect one of the planet’s most charismatic and elusive animals.