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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The garden is important for wildlife

The RSPB launched its first summer wildlife survey this year called Make Your Nature Count which asked residents to record garden visitors such as squirrels, frogs and toads.

The survey shows, that especially in East England, gardens are a very important resource for wildlife.

In eastern England, a third of all people who took part regularly see hedgehogs in their garden, more than the national average of a quarter.

In Huntingdonshire, 42 per cent of participants are frequently visited by hedgehogs. The results of the survey also revealed you are far more likely to see foxes in urban gardens than rural ones.

Essex was the top county in the region for badger spotting, with nearly one in 10 participants reporting badgers in their gardens and with 5 per cent seeing them regularly.

2 comments:

Tricia said...

Don't quite know how I missed this survey. But I would agree - gardens are VERY important for wildlife.

oldcrow61 said...

I agree as well with what Tricia said.