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

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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!

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What patch will you pick?

Find out more about the different types of patches you can protect.

window box
If you don’t have much room, a window box is a great way to attract nature.
flower pot
You’ll be amazed by how much nature just one flower pot can attract to your balcony, windowsill or garden.
Garden
Whether it’s big, small or somewhere in-between, why not protect a patch in your garden?
School
You could pick a corner of outdoor space to protect at school and get your whole class involved.
public footpath
Why not choose to protect a patch of green space on a public footpath on your way to school?
park
If you’ve got a park nearby, you can pledge to turn a patch of it into a nature haven.

PICK A PATCH NEAR YOU

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

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.

Found your patch?

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

Find Out How

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  • Any questions? Contact backyardnature@semble.org for more info about Backyard Nature and/or how we look after your personal data.
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  • We need this to share info helping you become a Backyard Nature Guardian and to let you know about the latest news
  • This is so we can send you info about nature activities near you and understand where Backyard Nature Guardians are protecting their patches. You can read more about this in our Privacy Policy.
  • Any questions? Contact backyardnature@semble.org for more info about Backyard Nature and/or how we look after your personal data.

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  • Any questions? Contact backyardnature@semble.org for more info about Backyard Nature and/or how we look after your personal data.