INSECTS NEED OUR HELP
Globally, nationally and locally, wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate. Around the world we have lost up to 76% of insects since 1970 and in Britain around 97% of species rich grassland has been lost since the 1930’s, resulting in the steep decline of insects and creatures which depend on this habitat.
HOW TO HELP
The good news is that insect numbers can quickly recover when suitable habitat is created and our gardens could become one massive urban nature reserve, buzzing and scuttling with wildlife.
It is easy to create an open space which is great habitat for insects and also a beautiful space for us to enjoy. You will be amazed how many species of insects can thrive in a small urban garden with a little human help.
By mowing lawns less, avoiding chemical weedkillers and insecticides and digging as little as possible, we can make an enormous difference.
We need to nurture insects at all the stages of their life cycle from egg to larvae to adult, providing them with food and shelter.
Many adult insects feed on pollen from flowers and fly about your garden, but many also live in the soil and hide in quiet corners and under foliage.