06 Oct Green Walls Attract Mammals Too!
Amongst a host of other benefits, research points to the importance of living walls as a habitat and food source for urban wildlife. It goes without saying that nectar-rich flowers will attract insect pollinators like bees and butterflies. And of course the side-effect is that all those flowers smell great to the human users of the area too. It’s also obvious that birds will visit a vertical garden to forage for berries, or to roost. Birds that tend to build nests in hedges, like sparrows and wrens, will also nest in green walls. We love seeing all these visitors to our clients’ living walls, but it’s not a shock: it’s exactly what we expect. However, we were surprised and delighted to see that green walls attract mammals too!
So how do we know about this? Well, we recently took this picture of a squirrel taking full advantage of the shelter that this living wall gives. It made us realise that the obvious benefits to biodiversity that green walls bring go even further than one might think. And of course it was exceptionally cute! It thrilled us so much that we’ve been sharing it on all our social media.
Of course we understand that not every client is interested in the wildlife that a vertical garden encourages. Many of our customers are more focused on the other benefits of living walls. These include benefits to the health and wellbeing of humans, and also of the buildings that support these green walls. You can find out more by clicking on the link to other benefits of living walls.
Then if you’d like to enquire about Rosewood designing and installing a vertical garden at your property, just give us a call. Ask for Calum, our living walls manager, and he’ll be able to answer any questions you may have. We’re waiting to hear from you!