Wildlife doors in gardens
By Tom Hughes, Jun 16 2018 09:33PM
One of the key factors that determine to wildlife value of a garden, and the amount of visitation by wildlife, is access. Barriers to movement and dispersal is widely recognised as one of the main problems facing biodiversity in the UK today, as land continues to be divided up and fenced off.
Hedges are great in this respect as they allow wildlife within and through them, but if you have a fence, there is still something you can do to help!
We install bespoke, natural wildlife doors of several kinds at Green Earth Gardens using local stone and wood.
Here is an image of a recent door installed for a lovely Cornish client. It used cornish slate and has been planted with Fuscias and decorated with reclaimed wood from a local tree surgeon.
This allows species including hedgehogs, frogs, toads, newts, voles, shrews, mice, and ground-dwelling invertebrates to enter and exit the garden.
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