Gardening for wildlife

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The recent spate of good weather has encouraged many residents into the garden, so how about doing your bit for wildlife and turning your garden into a mini nature reserve?

Limavady Borough Council is delighted to launch its Wildlife Gardening Competition. Rachel Bain, Biodiversity Officer urged everyone to take part. “This is an excellent way of involving the local community in the Local Biodiversity Action Plan process. This competition will help to raise awareness of the importance of urban green spaces for our biodiversity and encourage gardeners to use wildlife friendly techniques,” she said.

“If you want to do your bit for Limavady’s wildlife please enter the Wildlife Gardening Competition, its easy and fun. Anyone in the Limavady Borough can enter in one of the following categories: Private Gardens, School Gardens, Community Gardens, or Business Gardens. The closing date for entries is Friday, 17 June and there are prizes to be won for the best wildlife friendly gardens,” said Ms Bain.

More information and an application form can be downloaded from or by sending a SAE to Rachel Bain, Biodiversity Officer, C/o Coleraine Borough Council, Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Rd, Coleraine, BT52 1EY or by emailing