According to the RSPB, turtle doves specifically, are the most likely bird to go extinct in the UK by 2020. Since 1995, we’ve lost 94% of the turtle doves in Britain… however, in Sussex, an almost magical regeneration of local population has come from one couple’s choice to rewild their estate in a bid to bring teams of life back again.
1. Read Isabella Tree’s book ‘Wilding’ (where this tale and the majority of the facts stated come from).
3. Rewild your own backyard or unused land in your community. Discard all pesticides, weed killers, slug pellets and fertilisers. Plant native hedges, insect-friendly flowers, and green any concrete you might have. Create a pond if you have room, you don’t need much space to do so and the results are enchanting if you do. Create shelters for critters, insects and birds.
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