Pledge a Patch

Take action for wildlife

Pledge a Patch

We are asking wildlife lovers across Worcestershire to Pledge a Patch for wildlife.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust has over 75 nature reserves that provide much-needed habitats for local wildlife. However, this covers less than half a percent of land in Worcestershire and wildlife needs much more space than this in order to thrive.

This is why we are asking you, and wildlife-lovers like you across Worcestershire, to Pledge a Patch for wildlife. This means dedicating an area in your garden, school, community or work place that is just for wildlife. Your patch can be anything from a window box to a woodland and every patch will help us to make an even bigger difference to our local wildlife.

Together our patches create green corridors for wildlife to travel across our county, between reserves and beyond. The map at the bottom of this page show the patches that have been pledged across Worcestershire so far.

Below you'll find some ideas and suggestions for making a wildlife-friendly patch. You can also plot your patch on our map and sign up to receive seasonal emails that give ideas on how to help wildlife all year round.

I’m looking to teach my young children that nature needs us to look after our living space and provide shelter for animals and plants in our garden. In time, these animals and plants will help our environment and look after us. We can’t do without them but they can do without us!

Wild ideas

There are lots of ways that you can improve your local environment for wildlife. Why not download some of our helpful info sheets from the boxes below to get you started. If you're looking for more ideas and inspiration, head to our wildlife gardening pages.

Will you Pledge a Patch now to help us turn more of Worcestershire wild?

During our Action for Insects campaign we’re pausing the ability for you to pledge your patch for Worcestershire’s wildlife.  Insects are dying out up to 8 times faster than larger animals and 41% of insect species face extinction. Please have a read of our Action For Insects page and pledge your patch for insects this year.

We will update our Pledge a Patch map regularly.

  • Green patches show individual's pledges
  • Blue patches show pledges from organisations

Thank you to Mike Hughes Wildlife Artist for the beautiful illustrations.

Thank you to Donna Mintey Illustration and Design for the fabulous logo.