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/