Lynne Allbutt

Columnist Lynne Allbutt is well known for her love of gardening and is encouraging others to get outside and help local wildlife.

Lynne is famous for being green-fingered and writes a weekly gardening column for The Western Mail. When she isn't bee keeping, gardening, running barefoot (see www.allbuttshoes.com) or looking after her small holding, she will be writing or speaking about it all. 

Not only that, Lynne is also a Welsh Wildlife Hero and has pledged to do everything that she can to attract wildlife to her garden. And now she's asking you to do the same. You can pledge to feed birds, create a home for wildlife, plant a wildflower garden or dig a pond.

She says: "Described as a ‘Champion for Mother Nature’, I am proud to be a Welsh Wildlife Hero. Our gardens, parks and community spaces and even our lives are all richer as a result of the presence of wildlife and it’s important that we show our respect and gratitude by supporting them as we can."

Welsh Wildlife Heroes is a national campaign run by Wildlife Trusts Wales and funded entirely by the money collected from the single-use carrier bag charge in The Co-operative food stores and pharmacies in Wales.

What will you do to become a Welsh Wildlife Hero?