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
  • The garden gift that makes itself

    Over the past few weeks, I have been spending just a few minutes every week raking up the leaves as they drop. It's not essential to do it, but if the leaves lie about on the grass, they can create bald patches, and I don't want them clogging...
  • Santa's birds arrive

    I know that Christmas is coming because, this week, my garden has been playing host to some birds that come from Santa's homeland. (I know there's some dispute about where Santa lives, but as far as I'm concerned it is northern Scandinavia...
  • Christmas is coming: 12 easy things to do in the wildlife-friendly garden

    Presents to buy, parties to organise, food to cook, relatives to entertain…..I probably don't need to remind you that Christmas is coming! It doesn’t leave you much time to spend in the garden, but just spending a few minutes out there...
  • Ring, ring, why don't you give me a ring?

    Last weekend, something happened in my garden that had never happened before: I caught all my birds. I should explain. A colleague and all round good-egg, Rich, and his lovely dad Peter came round to 'ring' the birds in my garden. I'm...
  • Hung out to dry

    Once in a while, I bring you a blog that is little more than a set of photos, because nature sometimes speaks for itself. Today's is of a Sparrowhawk. He had just finished bathing in my pond, which is thrilling enough in itself, but on this occasion...
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