Dragons in your Garden, a campaign to encourage gardeners to take simple steps to help out the UK’s frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards, continues its tour around the UK.
This weekend saw Amphibian and Reptile Conservation’s ‘Dragon Garden’ appear at the British Birdwatching Fair in Rutland. The stand was awarded second prize at the show and thousands of people stopped by to find out more.
By providing free advice to gardeners about adding ponds, compost heaps, rockeries and bog gardens, conservationists from Amphibian and Reptile Conservation hope to see populations of ‘little dragons’ like smooth newts, slow-worms, and even grass snakes, flourish in urban areas where they may be scarce currently.
The Dragon’s Garden will next appear at the Dorset Show on the 5th and 6th of September 2009.
For more about the campaign, along with tips and ideas for your garden, visit: www.arc-trust.org/dragons
Dragons in your Garden is supported by a number of organisations including Scottish Natural Heritage, Herpetosure, Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK (ARG UK) and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.