We are all aware that there is a Climate Crisis, and that biodiversity is suffering; in fact it’s reported that 41% of insects species face extinction. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful area where we have a lot of nature on our doorstep. However, there are steps we can take as individuals, small groups and as a community that can make a big difference.
On this page, you will find information and inspiration about small steps you can take as an individual, ideas for what you can do locally, as a neighbourhood perhaps, and then suggestions of more practical local action that you can get involved in to support nature and help make Yateley, Darby Green and Frogmore greener and more wildlife friendly.
Here you can download a leaflet that provides information on small changes you can make in your own garden to make it more wildlife friendly.
If you want to read more, then here are some helpful links to help you rewild your garden and make more space for nature. There are also links to other websites and groups you can join for further inspiration:
You can also get involved in many of the citizen science projects that take place throughout the year, recording and reporting what you see in your garden. Here are details of a few of them:
There are also various apps you can use to report all year round such as iRecord, Birdtrack and iButterfly.
Talk to your neighbours! Share what you are doing with others as it might inspire them to join in. Research shows that if 1 in 4 of us change what we do, others will follow.
Practical Conservation - There are lots of opportunities for practical voluntary conservation work in the local area. Thames Basin Heath Partnership brings them all together. Obviously at the current time, they may not all be running so check with the organiser before turning up.