For many of us living in the UK, our immediate outdoor surroundings are fences, walls, roads and urban sprawl. This can seem uninspiring, and the last place you would think of that could become a sanctuary for nature, but here at Wild Horizons we have a very positive approach to serving nature in urban areas.
Every space, however small, has the potential to become a wonderful oasis for wildlife. Every patch of concrete, fence, north facing wall or patch of mown grass can be transformed into an array of different habitats that will support birds, bats, amphibians and invertebrates to name a few. One of the greatest pleasures when it comes to urban spaces is just how quickly wildlife will find new habitats. It is astonishing how soon a dragonfly can find a new pond, or a pipistrelle bat can find a new purpose built bat roost. It is also surprising what species will turn up, with great crested newts and kingfishers often using ponds in the very centre of a town or city.
Urban wildlife gardens or community projects are also very inspiring to many people, who aren't aware of or have little experience of either wildlife or gardens in general, and the knock on effect of seeing bumblebees and hedgehogs in a town centre can really send out a wonderful message, encouraging others to do their bit to help the wildlife where they live.
If you have an urban plot and want to encourage wildlife to visit or make a home, get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.
If you have any questions or want to discuss your site's potential and local wildlife's needs, get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.
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