Because the majority of our British countryside is now intensively farmed, it is up to the rest of us to do what we can to create areas of ‘wild’ wherever we live or work. Gardens, school grounds, waste ground, small paddocks, nature reserves and local ‘green spaces’ are all examples of areas where wildflower meadows can be recreated and managed. Thousands of small ‘mini-meadows’ can go a long way to providing homes for many forms of wildlife and plants which are being ever more pushed to the verge of extinction. A national network of ‘patchwork quilt’ connected wild areas – even small ones – is much better than a large area separated by many miles from the next one. For instance, gardens currently cover more than a million acres – and can thus provide a significant refuge for wildlife in a landscape of change. By make a ‘wild patch’ in your garden or school grounds, not only will you be helping to save ‘the wild’, but you will be ensuring a lifetime’s enjoyment and interest for the rest of your life, and that of your children and grandchildren too.
|World Owl Trust
Registered Charity Number: 1107529
Limited Company Number: 5296745
The World Owl Trust is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA). The Trust relies on a dedicated membership, visitors, donations and legacies.