Compost benefits for wildlife:
Composting has several benefits for wildlife, such as providing habitats, food, and nutrients.
- Habitats and food: compost bins can provide shelter and food sources for insects in particular. For example, earthworms and beetles thrive in compost and also help to decompose organic matter. These insects then are great food for other wildlife such as birds and bats.
- Nutrients: by having nutrient-rich soil, plants will grow stronger and healthier, which in turn makes them more pest-resistant. Healthier plants will attract more wildlife, such as butterflies and bees for food.