Every Backyard Nature Guardian needs a patch to protect. It’s time to find yours!


Protect nature
where you live

We’ve noticed that you’ve not yet picked a patch of nature to protect. If you’re stuck, don’t worry! We’ll help you find the one that’s right for you.

What patch will you pick?

Here are some ideas to help you decide where you will help plants and animals thrive.

If you don’t have much room you’ll be amazed by how much nature just one planted container like a window box or flower pot can attract to your balcony, windowsill or doorstep.
Whether it’s big, small, grassy or paved, why not help nature in your garden? If you’ve got a communal garden or allotment, get everyone involved.
Whatever kind of space your child’s school has, think about what you can do to get a whole class of Backyard Nature Guardians working to protect nature.
From verges and flowerbeds to street trees and town squares, there are lots of little spaces in all types of communities that could be used to give plants and animals a helping hand.
If you’ve got a bit of green space nearby, think about what you could do to turn a piece of it into a nature haven.


Not sure where your nearest patch of nature is? No problem. Use this clever map, which highlights local green spaces, to explore and pick a patch to protect.

Find my greenspaces


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.

Found your patch?

Now it’s time to get to work protecting it!

Find Out How

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