The Wildlife Information Service (WIS), run by ERCCIS, acts as the first point of call for anyone wanting to learn about wildlife in Cornwall. Acting as a one-stop-shop, WIS allows you quick and effective access to the wealth of information, experience and knowledge available at ERCCIS.
Below you will find a wealth of information to make your garden a wildlife haven. Here you can find some initial information as well as answers to some of the frequently asked questions we receive. Hopefully they will help you to start making your space more environmentally friendly and provide a home, food and space for wildlife in your garden or land.
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Download our FAQ Sheets
An overview of the principles of making your garden more wildlife friendly
Instructions for making all kinds of creature features
The art of recycling your organic waste
Ways to encourage a diversity of birds into your garden
How to build and site a next box in your garden
Ways to help bats, and how to build and site a bat roost box
An introduction to reptiles in Cornwall and how you can help
An introduction to amphibians and how you can help
Why Badgers make use of gardens and ways you can reduce associated problems
Why Moles make use of gardens, and ways you can reduce associated problems
How to create and manage a wildlife pond in your garden
An introduction to mini-beasts commonly found in gardens and ways to give them a helping hand
The Wildlife Information Service Team have also created factsheets that give you even more information on how to increase biodiversity in your spaces. The below pages are full of advice, support and facts to get you into the rewilding mood!