Thursday 1 August 2019

Wonderful ways to help wildlife this summer season

As you become more aware of the world around you, it seems saddening that our planet is under threat. If we don’t do our part to take care of the beautiful world around us, it won’t be here for our great great grandchildren to enjoy. You may have created the perfect family home, but we are having a huge impact on animal’s homes without even realizing. Helping wildlife is something everyone can do with a minimal amount of effort. Whether you’re feeding the birds or reducing the amount of household waste you produce, you can start doing your part this summer season.

Food and water
When the weather gets warmer outside little animals can struggle to find their own food and water supplies. You can help them out by leaving out small tubs of water for baby hedgehogs, foxes and other wild creatures. You might also want to purchase some wild bird food online. A bird feeder would not only make an attractive feature in your garden, but it will help out our tiny flying friends when they are struggling to find food.

Fabulous flowers
Feeding the bees with lots of fresh, beautiful flowers is an excellent way to do your bit for wildlife this summer. Brightly colored blooms with lots of lovely nectar will attract bees. Keeping bees alive is vital for our planet, so this really will be a huge helping hand.

Less litter
Stop dropping litter when you are out and about. Most of us would frown upon anybody who did such a thing, but it still happens all too often. When you drop litter you are essentially polluting the natural habitat of some of the most beautiful creatures in the world. Drop your rubbish into the bin and you will be doing your bit for the planet.

Reduce plastic consumption
Plastic is a toxic material to sea life and land mammals. Our oceans and beaches are becoming overburdened with waste plastic and it getting out of hand. We should all be aiming to reduce our plastic use, not only for local wildlife, but for the planet too. Try to cut out plastic from your daily life by taking a reusable water bottle and coffee cup out with you. Stop buying plastic bags in the store and buy a stylish canvas bag for your groceries too. Even if you’re picking up some apples or bananas from the farmers market, you really don’t need to say “yes” to that tiny plastic bag. Cut down your plastic usage and your local wildlife and our planet as a whole will benefit in the long and short term.

If you can incorporate some of these habits into your weekly routine at home, you will be helping wildlife in ways you never realised. The beautiful creatures in our world deserve to be treated with kindness and respect, so it’s time to make a change. Everyone can do their small part to make sure our natural world is well taken care of.

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