Biodiversity for garden Colouring book

Birds, bees and bugs – make your garden a haven for wildlife

Juanita Browne’s beautiful (and free!) guide aims to help people support the wildlife in their gardens.

As a companion to the book, a children’s book with kid-friendly information on garden wildlife and colouring pages using Barry Reynolds’ fun original illustrations has also been produced.Both books are free to download (see below).

Catherine Casey, Heritage Officer with Laois County Council said “We are all becoming much more conscious of what is in our own immediate area, and we know from an increase in enquiries that many people are taking a great interest in the birds, bees and bugs that are visiting their gardens. We hope that this little guide will help anyone who has the time and interest now to make their garden a haven for wildlife.”

“Taking a very practical approach, the book details projects to help wildlife of all kinds under a range of headings, with tasks suitable for everyone from the total beginner to the more ambitious DIY enthusiast. With clear instructions and step-by-step drawings by illustrator Barry Reynolds, the guide offers the gardener lots of options to help our biodiversity.”

This wonderful project was brought together by Laois Co. Council’s Heritage Office – Download the free guide and the colouring book.

“Gardening for Biodiversity” is funded by the Department for Housing, Local Government and Heritage as part of an initiative to encourage projects under the National Biodiversity Plan.