How you can help
Look after your own garden and learn from this site
The Wildlife Gardening Forum works to help more people appreciate how important gardens are for wildlife. Hopefully, this will help people manage their gardens better for wildlife, alongside their other gardening aims, so it would be great if you find this site useful and apply your new knowledge. Keep a close look on what you find in your gardenand let us know if things go wel - or if you have problems.
Spread the word
Please tell your friends and neighbours about wildlife in gardens, and introduce them to this site. The more people understand "how gardens work", the better our urban wildlife will be. The more people appreciate the importance of gardens, the more likely the topic is to rise up to the level of government awareness, at national as well as local level.
Another way to help is by joining the Forum. There is no cost, but as well as receiving news and conference invitations, the more people who are members, the more notice decision-makers will have to take of what we are saying. You can also join our flourishing Twitter
community, and Wildlife Gardening Forum Facebook Group
and post every-day news and pictures of what you find.
Please contact us if you would like to help in a practical way. We are looking for good photos (and other media) to augment our Garden Wildlife section. You could also help by sending news of what you or your organisation is doing, or passing on links to new publications or research you come across. You might even like to give a presentation at a future conference, or write an article for our newsletter.
We we soon be calling for volunteer help to assist with projects, conferences and campaigning. We are always keen to hear from people with suitable experience to serv for a while as Trustees. The Forum is entirely volunteer-run and has no paid staff, so being a Trustee can be very hands-on and exciting.
Those of you who make use of Amazon for purchasing books or other items, could switch to their charitable outlet "Amazon Smile
", which donates 0.5% of the purchase price of anything you buy to a charity which you choose. The Wildlife Gardening Forum is registered with them, and we would be really grateful if you could nominate us as your chosen charity. Once you have done this, every time you order through Smile, we will benefit, and you will not be paying any more money than you would normally.
Why not get a local wildlife gardening group together? We would love to hear of how you get on, and might be able to help with finding speakers. You could energise a street to manage their gardens cooperatively for wildlife, and this would be a boon to amphibians and hedgehogs.