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Go batty for Wild About Gardens Week

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is encouraging gardeners across the two counties to help bats this autumn, as part of the national Wild about Gardens Week, October 24 – 30. 

The week is a joint initiative by The RHS and The Wildlife Trusts, and also involving the Bat Conservation Trust, to encourage people to support local biodiversity in their gardens.

What can you do?

•  Get children involved by bringing them to the Wild Play – Bats event on October 19, 11am – 3pm at Belgrave Hall and Gardens, Leicester.

• Attend our Wild About Gardens - Bats event on Saturday October 22, 10.30am – 4pm at the University Of Leicester Botanic Garden, Glebe Road, Oadby.

• Plant a bat feast: grow insect friendly plants. Then enter a Photo in the WAGW competition and you could win a bat detector, bat box or visit from a bat enthusiast. See www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk for competition and lots of advice and ideas.

•  Download Stars of the Night booklet to learn more about helping bats in your neighbourhood www.wildaboutgardensweek.org.uk/downloads

•  Follow #wildaboutgardens on Twitter throughout the week for regular tips on how you can make a difference this autumn.

For more information go to  www.lrwt.org.uk/wildlife/wildlife-gardening/

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