Wildlife gardening

  • Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts launch campaign to help wild bees

  • As the nation’s gardeners prepare for spring, a new survey reveals a lack of real choice for consumers looking for peat-free composts at garden centres and other outlets. It highlights the need for more determined action to phase out peat use from the gardening industry and to protect wild peatlands.

  • Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is launching a new hedgehog conservation area in Rugby. This follows the debut Hedgehog Improvement Area (HIA) set-up in Solihull over one year ago. The initiative is being funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) to address a continuing national decline in hedgehog numbers. Local people and businesses will be encouraged to take part in mapping, monitoring and helping to conserve our much-loved spiny mammal.

  • It’s Wild About Gardens Week during half-term (26 October – 1 November 2015) which this year will focus on gardening for hedgehogs.

  • One man’s passion for the natural world has led to his family supporting UK wildlife conservation to the tune of £1,000,000, through feeding birds on a spectacular scale.

  • A landmark project launched today by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has selected Solihull as the location for the UK’s first dedicated hedgehog conservation area, called the Hedgehog Improvement Area (HIA). Thanks to funding from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) the initiative has been developed in response to an alarming national decline in hedgehog numbers. The HIA aims to bolster the region’s hedgehog population, inspiring local people and organisations to take action to help one of the country’s most enigmatic and well-loved species.