(Above) Kate Bradbury © Gardeners' World Magazine
(below) The Wildlife Gardener book front cover © Kate Bradbury & Kingcombe wildlife garden © Sally Welbourn
Dorset Wildlife Trust’s new wildlife gardening initiative, ‘Make Wildlife Welcome’ has inspired support from writer and wildlife gardening expert, Kate Bradbury. Her book ‘The Wildlife Gardener’ will be offered as a free gift to those who join the campaign.
Kate Bradbury is Wildlife Editor for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and is already gardening for the benefit of wildlife. She has been named a ‘Make Wildlife Welcome hero’ by DWT.
Together, we can achieve a lot for wildlife
Kate said, “UK gardens collectively take up more space than all of Britain’s nature reserves. But we need to connect them. Simply by enabling hedgehogs to pass under fences, digging a pond or growing trees and shrubs to create corridors for birds, and planting flowers for bees and other pollinators, we can help create local habitats for wildlife. The ‘Make Wildlife Welcome’ campaign is a fantastic campaign to get behind, and by getting together to help local species, we can achieve a lot for wildlife.”
Free information, advice and seeds to get you started...
Anyone who makes a pledge to Make Wildlife Welcome in their garden will be kept up to date with practical things that can be done throughout the winter, to help create a haven for wildlife all year round. They will also receive wildflower seeds, free literature and downloads, and expert advice and information from Dorset Wildlife Trust all year round.
There are an estimated 15 million gardens in the UK - you can make a difference!
James Haldane from Dorset Wildlife Trust said, “There are an estimated 15 million gardens in the UK, and even if only a small percentage of the population ‘Make Wildlife Welcome’, it would make a huge difference to the survival of wildlife this winter. It’s something the whole family can get involved in, and you don’t have to be an expert to get started. Kate’s book is a great source of information for novice gardeners and is also filled with useful tips and advice for more experienced gardeners. We are delighted that she is supporting our campaign.”
Find out more here
To receive your free book and make a pledge to help wildlife for just £3 a month, we have everything you need to get started, or support an established wildlife friendly garden. Visit our Wildlife Welcome webpage to become a Make Wildlife Welcome hero. Keep up with stories, tips and information on Twitter @DorsetWildlife #makewildlifewelcome & on Facebook.
You can also read an interview with Make Wildlife Welcome hero Kate Bradbury, author of The Wildlife Gardener.
Notes to Editor
Pledge to make wildlife welcome in your garden by donating just £3 a month to support the conservation work of Dorset Wildlife Trust and we'll send you our special wildlife gardening starter pack, including:
- A FREE copy of the fantastic The Wildlife Gardener by Kate Bradbury (RRP £14.99)
- Two packets of wildflower seeds great for bees and butterflies
- A specially themed 'Wildlife welcome' window sticker to show your neighbours that you've taken the pledge to make wildlife welcome in your garden
- Six of our very own wildlife gardening leaflets, including information on alternatives to pesticides and pellets, how to create ponds and your very own miniature wildflower meadows
- Instant access to our free winter wildlife gardening downloads - perfect for the upcoming months
You will also receive full membership of Dorset Wildlife Trust, which includes a subscription to Dorset Wildlife magazine, a guide to all 42 nature reserves, local events guide and car sticker to show your support!
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.