Wildlife Habitats in Your Garden
There are many simple things you can do in your garden to help wildlife.
Ponds are an obvious choice if you have the space. But even a small container in the corner of a garden can offer a place for small amphibians and aquatic invertebrates to thrive. A pond also increases the choice of interesting plants you can grow.
A log pile in a shaded corner will offer shelter and foraging opportunities for small mammals, amphibians and reptiles as well as invertebrates. Even small birds like wren, robin and hedge sparrow will nest in a good compact log or brash pile.
A dead hedge will provide nesting and shelter for birds as well as other creatures.
A bug box or insect hotels like those on the fence will be useful for attracting predator insects
and solitary bees.
Children will be fascinated by the wealth of animals that come to make use of the facilities you provide.
Planting wild flowers will encourage lots of pollinating insects like bees, hoverflies
and butterflies as well as moths
Dragon and damselflies will swoop by during the summer months laying eggs in the water and catching smaller insects on the wing.