Watching your garden flourish with wildlife can be an exciting activity. It can also be extremely useful, and understanding the different species inhabiting your land, changing seasonally or year-on-year can help you manage your garden to be more wildlife-friendly.
Wildlife monitoring in a garden, whether it’s a small backyard or a larger community space, is a valuable activity that can contribute significantly to our understanding and appreciation of local biodiversity. Gardens can serve as mini-ecosystems, providing habitats for a variety of species, from birds and insects to mammals and amphibians. By monitoring the wildlife in a garden, we can gain insights into the range of species present, their behaviors, and their interactions with each other and the environment. This can help us understand the health of the garden ecosystem and the role it plays in supporting local biodiversity.
Moreover, wildlife monitoring in a garden can inform more sustainable and wildlife-friendly gardening practices. For example, if monitoring reveals a decline in pollinators like bees and butterflies, we might choose to plant more native flowering plants to provide them with food. If we notice that certain species are particularly active at certain times of the day, we might adjust our gardening activities to avoid disturbing them. In this way, wildlife monitoring can help us make our gardens not just beautiful and productive spaces for us, but also welcoming and supportive habitats for a diverse range of wildlife.
Why Bioacoustic Monitoring?
Bioacoustic monitoring is a simple and non-invasive approach to monitor wildlife, providing accurate results to give you the confidence that you’re making a nature friendly environment in your garden.
You can use your survey findings to try and observe as many species as possible yourself, helping you observe and identify species with family and friends.
Many species present can act as indicator species, as their abundance can reflect the wider health of the environment. Indicator species can hold importance in their local environments for a number of reasons. For example, this can be due to their reliance on certain prey, and can indicate higher insect populations, or small mammals. Wildlife friendly garden management can encourage greater diversity of wildlife, and monitoring can help you continually measure your progress and plan ahead ahead to create a beautiful home for nature.
High Quality Reporting and Insights to make your garden wildlife friendly.
• Garden wildlife insights
• Information on species and guidance for sustainable and nature-friendly garden management.
• Benchmark your biodiversity and record change over time
• Identify species of conservation and legal importance.
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