Bugs in Gardens
The Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resource Centre have recently been granted funding for a two year project which will focus on encouraging people to record the bugs they find in their gardens. The Bugs in Gardens project aims to raise awareness of the value of gardens for biodiversity and promote wildlife friendly gardening by encouraging people to take positive action, such as planting nectar-rich flowers or creating refuge areas that will provide much needed habitats for many insects.
There are 15-16 million gardens across Britain which totals to more land than all the nature reserves put together! This just goes to show with the right sort of plants our gardens could become a vital refuge to many invertebrates.