As our towns and cities continue to expand, many plant and animal species can be displaced, losing their habitats, food sources or hunting grounds.
Our parks and green spaces, if managed carefully can be both places for people to enjoy and rich wildlife habitats. Some management techniuques that encourage wildlfie include letting grass grow longer, planting wild flowers and native species. not using pesticides., removing invasive species. and not removing dead material.
This chapter shows some of the species you might be able to spot in parks in Leeds, if you are quiet, patient and look closely.