As autumn arrives, they are still several species of butterfly and moth to be seen in our Wild Spaces.
To help attract species including Comma, Peacock and Red Admiral to your Wild Space, it is a good time to leave out rotting fruit as a rich source of sugar. This is one of many ideas for enhancing a Wild Space included within this site and you can find out more here: Make a butterfly fruit feeder – Wild Spaces (wild-spaces.co.uk).
Whilst we make the most of these final sightings of the year, there are also things that can be done to help prepare Wild Spaces for winter. These include leaving dead stems uncut to provide shelter for eggs, caterpillars and chrysalises. A simple pile of leaves or sticks can also offer protection against the cold weather to come for many species.
We hope you have enjoyed seeing the great number of Wild Spaces created on the new website and finding Wild Spaces near you on our interactive map. More spaces are registered every day. We have also recently added new case studies and blogs to help offer inspiration of things to do in your Wild Space.
If you have not yet registered and created a Wild Space, please do so and encourage friends and family to do the same. This will help Wild Spaces to become a growing movement of people taking action to help butterflies and moths thrive across the UK.