How green is your Gully
I live on an estate in the suburbs of Birmingham which was built in the early 50s all the houses have gardens and garages and sheds at the end of the garden or just fences, beyond this there is a gully for car access. As time wore on everyone stopped storing their cars overnight in the garage and now park their cars on their front drive. Twenty years ago security gates were installed so no one casually walks in the gully. Nature has now taken over this land and it is beautiful. It is full of wild flowers shrubs bushes and trees at the back of their gardens. Today I saw ten different varieties of butterflies with stunning colours, red, blue, green, black. All the houses have these gullies and all have security gates which adds up to a fair amount of land in a urban setting which not many know or care about (which is a good thing for nature).