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Switch your plastic containers to reusable self-sealing bags 🔄

This will not only help you cut down on your single use plastic, but it will also save you space in the fridge and cupboard too!

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Get to know our British wildlife

Many of us have no idea of the wildlife that live alongside us, here in the UK. We have an abundance of mammals, insect and birds that call this place home.

Did you know that there are a staggering 27,000 different species of insect in the UK! Want to learn more?

Why not download our mammal quiz, along with many others from our FREE resources page – here!

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Create a safe watering spot for insects

Insects get thirsty too, and here’s a great idea as to how you can help!

  • Grab a shallow dish – this can be anything from a bowl in your kitchen, to a plastic pot headed for the recycling. A clean, empty mushroom tub or sausage tray would work perfectly.
  • Fill with different sized marbles or similar sized stones – this creates a platform for the insects to sit on whilst drinking.
  • Find a level spot to place your drinking station
  • Finally – Fill it two thirds of they way with fresh tap water.

Step back and watch to see which insects visit!

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Plant a tree or shrub

The best planting times are between October and April, but avoid planting in waterlogged soil. If you don’t have a garden, no fear, you can plant trees and shrubs in containers, at any time of the year!

Handy Links:

  • https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=237
  • https://www.paramountplants.co.uk/blog/index.php/best-time-to-plant/
  • https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/03/british-trees-to-plant-in-your-garden/
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Stop and listen

Took a moment during lockdown to watch the birds (with homemade binoculars!) and listen to the birdsong

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