Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday #5. If There Are No Homes for Nature, There Will Be No Nature

For those of you who saw the special appeal for Oscar in last week’s Mindful Monday, you’ll be pleased to hear that he has since been reserved and will hopefully be going to his new home soon! A big thank you to everyone who gave it a read and a share.

Now onto this week’s topic and back into the world of conservation.

Giving Nature a Home

Howl has been busy creating homes for nature in the garden and we have got some exciting content coming up for you soon! Watch this video produced by the RSPB to give you a feel for what our little paws have been up to.

Want to get involved?

With the recent statistics showing that we have lost 52% of the world’s mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish between 1970 and 2010, it is now more important than ever for us to work together, give back and support nature. After all, if there are no homes for nature, there will be no nature (RSPB 2014).

By visiting your local wildlife trust/ conservation organisation, you will find a wealth of information, giving you excellent advice on how you can help. For example, the RSPB’s Giving Nature a Home webpage is packed with a variety activities to get you involved. You could make dead wood piles, create nature corridors or feed your garden birds. The website also enables you to track your own progress and it is always nice to be congratulated and referred to as a ‘Nature Hero’. Also, don’t forget to request your free guide on creating homes and feel free to get creative and invent your own!

Another fantastic example is the ‘Make Wildlife Welcome’ campaign run by the Dorset Wildlife Trust. By donating £3 a month and pledging to make wildlife welcome you are helping to support essential conservation work and to top it off, you are not only getting a special wildlife gardening pack, but you will also receive full membership to the trust itself. This includes subscription to Dorset Wildlife magazine, a guide to all 42 nature reserves, local events guide and car sticker to show your support. Bargain!

I would love to hear about / see any pictures of the homes you have created, so make sure you give me a howl or a tweet @howlwildlife!

Howl is also now on instagram and you can easily find me by searching helpourwildlife

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