The Brits are at it again. Though much of the native wildlife of the island home to the United Kingdom has been destroyed over the years, the residents of the western European nation are becoming more accepting of its presence and reintroduction.
And a developer in the Liverpool area is stepping up the game. The Liverpool Echo has reported that David Wilson Homes in Kirkdale is planting wildlife friendly flowers and shrubs to attract all manners of life to properties – from bugs and birds to larger mammals.
“Wildlife is fundamentally important to the function of our environment,” noted Steve Jackson, director of sales for David Wilson Homes in an interview with the Echo. “We consider our wildlife-friendly campaign our duty to ensure that nature has a home in our gardens all year round. Growing a wide variety of plants will help attract wildlife. Not only will it give you something to look at but offers year round food and shelter, helping many creatures to complete some or all of their life cycles.”
It is always thrilling to learn that a community abroad is taking such an interest in rewilding their homes. It’s a message that we hope here in Canada we learn before it’s too late. We’re growing our communities exceedingly fast and the wild spaces that once belonged to all life now belong solely to those with opposable thumbs and stacks of paper currency.
Please consider planting a wildlife-friendly garden in your yard (but not feeding wildlife directly) and help make your community a home for everyone – including your furry neighbours.
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