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
  • Butterfly birthdays

    Right now in the first couple of weeks of July, garden butterfly numbers tend to rocket. The summer emergence of Peacocks, Commas, Brimstones, together with Meadow Browns and Speckled Woods, plus a surge in the number of 'cabbage white' butterflies...
  • Bring on the burnets

    When I moved house (and garden) four years ago, I set out a list of target wildlife I wanted to make a home for. That then determined the habitats I needed to create and the plants I needed to grow. This target setting I find is a good game - it gives...
  • A wolf in wasp's clothing

    I was taking a morning breather this week, which involves a quick lap of the garden after a burst of RSPB day-job work (just to let nature replenish the spirit - I find it better than caffeine), when I spotted a handful of flying insects scooting low...
  • In the wildlife-friendly garden: helping nature's aviators

    I'm one of those people who have a very active dream life, and for the most part it is all rather pleasant, or even at times like an action movie. One of the dreams that I really look forward to is where I find out that I can fly. It doesn't...
  • For the love of a little green caterpillar

    The bedrock of wildlife-friendly gardening is plants. They fuel the foodchains that ultimately lead to our towns and villages being full of birds, bats, butterflies, bees, and indeed many creatures that don't start with a 'B'. The added...
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