Homes for Wildlife

Homes for Wildlife

Homes for Wildlife
If you love the creatures in your garden, you'll love our Homes for Wildlife project. This is the place to ask and answer questions about making your backyard wildlife-friendly.
Latest blog posts
  • Just bugging...

    When it comes to insects, the glamour-pusses such as the butterflies, bees and dragonflies tend to command our attention, but in the last couple of weeks, it has been some more unsung creatures that have caught my eye in my garden. They belong to the...
  • Nature's tonic

    In over eight years of writing this blog, I think I’ve only previously missed one Friday morning’s posting, and yet I’ve just been silent for two weeks on the trot. I have a very good excuse. The doctors called it viral labyrinthitis...
  • Passing trade: night-time garden arrivals on nature's great flyway

    The days are shortening, the elderberries are blackening, and there's a definite whiff of autumn on the horizon. For those birds which are only summer visitors to Britain, their hormones now respond to the seasonal changes underway, telling their...
  • Polishing my batting technique

    Ah, the blessed rains! Here is my pond this morning, the surface stippled with the pounding drops. The first rains came 10 days ago, and it amazing how quickly it has aroused the lawn from its desiccated slumber. Compare it with how yellow it...
  • The magic of ponds: instant dragons

    If there is one group of wildlife that responds quickly to your efforts, it has got to be the dragonflies and damselflies. All you need is to put in a pond of moderate size in a fairly sunny position and you would be very unlucky for it not to soon heave...
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