There is plenty of information that we all can get hold of about how to help British wildlife. Most of it concerns not tidying up the garden, not using too many pesticides and adding nesting boxes to your trees. Well placed water features are great for wildlife too. However there is much more that can be done although a lot of it requires other people (experts) to get involved.
There are lots of small charities dedicated to looking after specific bits of our local ecosystems. Sometimes the best way to help your local environment is to volunteer to help these charities in their work. It is up to you whether that means writing letters, raising money or assisting in the physical side of things. Whatever you do decide, be assured that every little bit really does help.
The RSPB is one of the U.K.’s most respected nature charities, looking after the welfare of native and migrant birds.
The British Hedgehog Preservation Society
In 2017 we are facing a real threat to our native hedgehogs. The population has crashed and is now a tiny proportion of its former amount. Loss of habitat is the main suspect that this year with a dry spring home owners are being asked to ensure there is water available for young hedgehogs Who suffered terribly from dehydration when the weather is dry for sustained periods.
The Woodland Trust is a charity devoted to securing the future of trees in the U.K.