This article is cross-posted from RUE contributor Katherine Forster’s blog ‘dandelions and concrete‘. Katherine recently relocated to Lindsay, Ontario to learn about natural ecosystems, the restoration of wildlife habitat and how to live in harmony with nature.
Just found out about this project from the Toronto Zoo website:
“Just Add Water is a U.K. national campaign to encourage the public to dig wildlife ponds, especially in urban environments. In some areas this can counteract the enormous loss of countryside ponds in recent years, and help local frogs, newts and other wildlife flourish.
One third of ponds are thought to have disappeared in the last fifty years or so and of those that remain more than 80% are thought to be in ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’ condition.
This has had an enormous impact on wildlife, particularly amphibians. Your efforts locally can make a big difference.”
What a great idea!!! Check out the details including tons of info on how to build your pond here: Just Add Water!
And don’t forget that Save the Frog day is April 29th 2012!!