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Diarmuid Gavin: Create a wildlife haven in suburbia

Urban green spaces are key habitats for wild animals, birds and insects — here’s how to help them thrive

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With many natural habitats such as woodland areas and wildflower meadows disappearing at an alarming rate, urban and suburban gardens have become important havens for a wide variety of birds, mammals, amphibians and insects.

Although an individual garden on its own may be small, together our gardens create a significant habitat where animals can find all that they need to live — to feed, drink, shelter and breed.


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