In the municipality of e.g. Brussels, where there are few areas of green space, most respondents expressed satisfaction with the supply of green open space;
whereas in e.g. Bratislava, where there are large areas of green open space, the level of satisfaction was much lower
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Left figure: Urban audit perception survey, 2007. European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, 2006.
Urban audit database - proportion of the area in green space, European Commision, 2003-2006.
URL*: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu (Right figure)
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Create a small ecosystem
in your garden or park by piling up some logs in a secluded corner. These will provide shelter for hedgehogs, frogs and toads. If you half-bury the bottom logs in the soil, you will also encourage stag beetles as they are fond of rotten wood. A pile of stones will also provide shelter to a range of insects and spiders.
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