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Create a Haven for Wildlife - New Heritage Officer guide shows how to look after wildlife in your ga

Gardening for Biodiversity is a new free booklet from the Local Authority Heritage Officer Network to help everyone to help wildlife in their gardens. The brainchild of Juanita Browne, the booklet was produced by Local Authority Heritage Officers across Ireland, with help from the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Heritage Council.

Author Juantia Browne has some really practical advice on turning your garden into a haven for wildlife. The guide outlines actions that can be taken to improve gardens for birds, bees, butterflies, bats and more with all kinds of projects suitable for everyone. From just leaving a corner of your garden to nature to building a bird bath, there are clear instructions and step-by-step drawings by illustrator Barry Reynolds.

Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien said: 'This Gardening for Biodiversity free booklet is a fantastic initiative from Local Authority Heritage Officers. It provides instructions for a fun project that all the family can work on together while spending time at home and also shows how we can all contribute positively to biodiversity in our own gardens.'

Christine Baker, Heritage Officer with Fingal County Council said: 'As more of us spend time closer to home, regular contact with the natural world has become ever more important. We are all becoming much more conscious of what is in our own immediate area. Our gardens can be an oasis for wildlife, and with small changes, like those outlined in this book, we can make them even better’

Download the pdf or drop a line to to request your copy in the post from the Fingal Heritage Officer.

Gardening for Biodiversity is funded by the Department for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of an initiative to encourage projects under the National Biodiversity Action Plan.

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