Green roofs: how to make your home welcoming to wildlife
Support the local ecosystem and increase biodiversity
The traditional concern of architects when designing a building is how best to accommodate the needs of its human inhabitants. As a general rule, the needs of the creatures of the surrounding ecosystem barely get a look in. But as the problem of decreasing biodiversity as a result of urbanisation becomes clear, there is an increased focus on how we can make buildings welcoming and habitable for both human and non-human species.
The concept of 'green roofing' is gaining ground, and buildings topped with gardens are springing up the world over. But there are other, more simple changes we can also implement in order to make our homes more attractive to wildlife.
Check out this gallery for some tips on how to make your home welcoming to wildlife.
LIFESTYLE Olympic games
TRAVEL United kingdom