We all have
a vital role to play to help biodiversity. Many of the choices
that we make everyday - what we buy, how we travel, how we
use water and energy, how we garden and what we throw away
- have a huge impact on our environment.
Key ways to help biodiversity:
your garden more interesting for wildlife by planting nectar-rich
flowers to attract bees and butterflies, fruit-bearing trees
and shrubs to attract birds, a garden pond to attract amphibians
and damselflies. Even in the heart of the city, a window-ledge
bird table or a birdbox will attract a surprising range of
birds or you could build a batbox to invite bats into your
Avoid using peat-based
composts in the garden, helping to slow the destruction of
peat bogs in Ireland. Compost the waste from your kitchen
and the garden and use that instead.
Go and explore
your local parks and nature conservation areas to see what
wildlife you can find on your doorstep.
Become a member
of one of Irelands many nature conservation organizations.
the Conservation Volunteers Fingal on one of their
practical conservation days for a bit of fun and exercising.