With many people spending more time in their gardens and increasingly interested in the wildlife that visits their own little patch, Laois County Council has put together a series of resources for anyone with an interest in learning more about how to help wildlife in their garden.
"Gardening for Biodiversity" is a booklet with practical tips and ideas for how to improve their garden for biodiversity. The book was written by Juanita Browne with illustrations by Barry Reynolds.
A series of short films have been created to go with the booklet, showing how important gardens are for wildlife and biodiversity. These include practical tips on how to build a garden pond, create a log-pile, create a meadow, plant trees, and gardening for birds.
As a companion to the book, we have produced children's guide, with colouring pages and information on the wildlife in their gardens. Copies of the colouring book will be available in Laois Libraries in time for Heritage Week.