Conservation at Home

It’s not just helping the larger species of wildlife that is important, we have to look after the smaller and native species too!

You can help by getting hands on and creative for nature at home! Encouraging wildlife into your own garden is a great way to help conservation; it’s also a great way to let your creative side run wild, not just on your own but with friends and family too!

We will be giving you tips and tricks on how you can use everyday household items to support the bugs, birds and other interesting wildlife in your garden! We use these helpful hints ourselves on the nature reserve here at the zoo so we can assure you that they work!

Click the links below for fun things you can make yourself plus seasonal tips!

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How grow your own egg carton seedlings! 

Use this unique technique for growing your own seedlings at home! 

How to make a bug hotel

Step-6Summertime will bring a number of insects to your garden; building a home for them can be a fun and educational activity to do with friends.

How to make a bird cake

Mstep6ake this quick and easy cake to attract wild birds into your garden and give them a tasty treat!

Step 6How to make a hedghog feeder

Build this hedgehog feeder and create the perfect place for hedgehogs to eat and sleep in the colder months!

Step-4How to make a butterfly feeder

As a celebration of Colchester Zoo’s brand new ‘Butterfly Glade’ we’re giving you a step by step guide to making your own butterfly feeder!

Keep an eye out for Conservation at home projects coming soon!











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