|Carmarthenshire Wildlife Gardening Project|
Over recent years gardens and allotments have become increasingly important habitats for wildlife, including many species now rare in the wider countryside. As the wider environment loses species, gardens provide a refuge for a huge variety of birds and insects. Other species such as hedgehogs and amphibians may now have significant strongholds in urban back gardens.
Gardens and allotments can also be important wildlife corridors. In our towns, a large proportion of available wildlife habitat is provided by gardens, which are the 'green lungs' of our urban environment.
The revised Biodiversity Action Plan for the county has a plan that includes our garden habitats. We would like to find out how wildlife is using our gardens through this survey and encourage householders and businesses to incorporate features for wildlife in their gardens/grounds through asking for on-line pledges to make gardens more wildlife friendly.
Thank you for taking the time to fill the form in. This information is really useful to us. If you have seen any other wildlife in your garden please let us know by filling in the any other information box at the end of the survey. A pdf version of the form is available which can be printed off and returned to us by post to: Conservation Section, 40 Spilman St, Carmarthen SA31 1LQ
To help in the identification of wildlife in your garden please visit the garden wildlife pages on www.wildaboutgardens.org. For any further information regarding the survey please contact 01267 224653.
All completed garden wildlife forms received by the 29th October 2010 will be entered into a prize draw to win a wildlife gardening pack, including a wildlife gardening book, bird box and feeder, donated by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.