We're Wildlife Friendly!
Cavanna wants every resident to feel welcome which is why toad tunnels, hedgehog holes, bird and bat boxes are integrated into our developments as often as possible. And our planting schemes are created to encourage bees and butterflies, integrating nature and wildlife into the lives of home owners.
Recent studies suggest that toads have declined by 50%. That’s why we are including toad tunnels to:
- Help conserve, enhance and, where possible improve toad habitat
- Maintain connectivity between aquatic and terrestrial habitats
- Maintain connectivity between toad populations
- Avoid killing and injuring toads
During the summer months a hedgehog needs to travel over a mile a night. They can have as many as five different nests, hence the need to be able to travel between gardens successfully. Hedgehog holes are important because they:
- Allow hedgehogs to move freely through gardens
- Provide an escape so they can access water
- Allows connectivity between different gardens, hence different conditions, (bushes, leaves, log piles etc.)
Hedgehogs are a gardener’s friend. They will eat many insects from your garden including: Beetles, Worms, Woodlice and Earwigs
There is plenty of food in gardens for small birds but nowhere for birds to nest. Nest boxes encourage birds into the garden.
Planting to encourage Bees and Butterflies
We plant shrubs and flowers known to be attractive to Bees, Butterflies and Pollinators which will also provide a source of food and help towards protecting them.
The Bat population in the UK has declined dramatically over the past century due to persecution and habitat loss. Bat Boxes are artificial roosts designed to provide bats with alternative safe resting places.