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Flora & Fauna

found in Eden Nature Garden

Biodiversity in Eden

Biodiversity is the variety of all life on Earth. It includes all species of animals, insects, plants and microorganisms on our planet and human survival depends upon it. The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat all ultimately rely on biodiversity. Our trees and plants are essential to absorb air pollution, particularly in urban areas. 

At Eden Nature Garden we encourage biodiversity and sustainable living by providing food for bees, butterflies, hoverflies and birds. Flowering plants provide nectar and pollen for insects throughout the year. Small insects such as aphids, live among the plants and become food for larger insects like lacewings. We have a pond, insect hotels, branch and leaf piles and a long grass area that all support life for a variety of species. We have a few large declining and decaying trees on the site and they are loved by beetles, Woodpeckers and Solitary bees and Wasps etc.

 

Come visit us to learn more and see this in action. 

The Common Frog

In Eden, we are extremely fortunate to have a

healthy and thriving Common Frog (Rana temporaria) population. Sadly, they are no longer so common across the country. They have smooth skin and long legs for jumping away quickly. Garden ponds are extremely important for common frogs, particularly in urban areas.

 

Click here to read more about the life cycle of frogs and the importance of our pond. 

 

**Please do not be tempted to relocate frogs or tadpoles from the pond as you can spread disease and relocation is not recommended by Froglife.**

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