A HALTON Euro MP is urging gardeners to help save wildlife species from extinction.
Bird and animal numbers are declining across Europe. Recent studies have highlighted a fall in the number of butterflies, moths, bees and insects which provide food to sustain birds and animals.
MEP Chris Davies is urging gardeners to do their bit to halt the decline.
He said: 'A tidy garden may be the kiss of death for the insects that provide food for birds, frogs and many small mammals.
'We need to do more to care for our creepy-crawlies. Dense vegetation, dead leaves and old seed heads are all good hideaway places.'
A lack of summer insects is believed to be the main cause for a 50% fall in the number of sparrows in the last 20 years.