Establishing wildflowers for wildlife can be as easy as changing the mowing regime of your lawn.

If you provide wildlife with the habitats that they need, they have an amazing ability to find them.

Great links to get you started on your NearbyWild project:

Plantlife: Start a wildflower meadow in place of your lawn
Woodland Trust: If your garden is shady these woodland flowers will thrive.
National Biodiversity Data Centre: How to collect wildflower seed.
Bumblebee Conservation Trust: Managing your land for bumblebees, including traditional orchards.
Buglife: Save the planet by helping bugs.
UK Butterflies: Food plants for butterfly caterpillars.
UK Butterflies: Nectar sources.
Hedgehog Street: 10 easy top tips for helping hedgehogs.
Freshwater Habitats Trust: How to create a pond for wildlife.
Water Voles: How to provide and manage habitat for them.
Hedgelink: Detailed advice on hedgerows for wildlife, including birds.
Emorsgate Seed for seeds: “Wild plants are important. They clothe our landscape, support all animal life, and maintain our environment and climate in good order.”
Charles Flowers Wildflower Seed: “Advice to help you get started, whether it is for a 25m2 plot in the garden or 20 acres on your farm.”
Seedball: An easy way to introduce native wildflower seeds to a new meadow area.
Habitat Aid: for native plants and seeds with UK provenance, such as woodland trees, hedging and hedge plants, wildflowers, garden “trees for bees”, pond plants, heritage fruit tree varieties, wildflower seed and bulbs. Half of profits from their shop sales are donated to UK conservation charities.

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We are part of Nature and she needs our help. If she thrives so will we and future generations!