When you’re thinking about which patch of nature to protect, you’ll need to think about whether or not you need permission to help plants and animals thrive there.
For example, if your patch is in your garden then you should probably let everyone who uses it know what you’re planning to do. You don’t want someone to mow the lawn if you’ve just planted some bee-friendly flowers!
Or, if your patch is in a nearby park, getting in touch with your local council or ‘friends of’ group could be useful. If you just plan to pick litter, there’s probably no need. But if you want to put up a bird feeder or place a bug hotel somewhere, you’ll need to make sure the park warden knows not to clear it up.