Every Backyard Nature Guardian needs a patch to protect. It’s time to find yours!
Protect nature where you live
Now you’ve signed up, it’s time to pick your patch. Whether it’s a plant pot on your windowsill, a bit of grass close to home, or a corner of outdoor space at school – by protecting even the smallest of patches, you can make a big difference to the planet!
Find out more about the different types of patches you can protect.
If you don’t have much room, a window box is a great way to attract nature.
You’ll be amazed by how much nature just one flower pot can attract to your balcony, windowsill or garden.
Whether it’s big, small or somewhere in-between, why not protect a patch in your garden?
You could pick a corner of outdoor space to protect at school and get your whole class involved.
Why not choose to protect a patch of green space on a public footpath on your way to school?
If you’ve got a park nearby, you can pledge to turn a patch of it into a nature haven.
HAVE YOU GOT PERMISSION?
Before you pick your patch, you need to make sure you’ve got permission to protect it.
For example, if your patch is in your garden you should probably let your grown-up know what you’re planning to do with it. You don’t want them to mow the lawn if you’ve just planted some bee-friendly flowers, do you?
Or, if your patch is in a nearby park, getting in touch with your local council could be useful. If you just plan to pick litter, there’s probably no need. But if you want to put some food out for the birds, you’ll need to make sure the park warden knows not to clear it up.
PICK A PATCH NEAR YOU
Not sure where your nearest patch of nature is? No problem. Click here to explore and find patches where you live.