Let's start in your garden
"The garden is a miracle. Every year I let a bit go wild just for the pleasure of seeing the nature struggling away to get itself sorted. The roses look bonny, but it's the thistles that bring the goldfinches."
Davy Macdonald, retired postman, Kiltarlity
Gardens are a haven for wildlife, and their importance has increased as wildlife in the wider countryside has declined. Most gardens can be improved to support greater biodiversity through small changes in design, planting and management, for example by planting a native tree, creating a nectar rich border, a garden pond, or a meadow.
One garden may seem trivial, and it may be if seen in isolation, but if many people do the same, and if public spaces are better managed for biodiversity, then networks will spring up, our actions will reinforce each other, and biodiversity will flourish.