Climate Change in the Garden

Here in the UK the effects of climate change and global warming might have gardeners rubbing their hands together with glee at the thought of warmer weather and longer summers but not all of the effects of climate change will be for the better and it’s important for gardeners to …

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Enjoying Autumn In Your Wildlife Garden

Even for those animals and creatures who don’t hibernate over the winter months autumn time is very much a time to stock up on supplies. You’ll see more birds gorging on autumn berries in your garden and, although many bird species will, by now, have departed for warmer climes, the …

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Spring Watch in the Garden

Spring is one of the most beautiful and welcoming seasons in the wildlife gardener’s calendar. After a winter where most living creatures lie dormant it’s wonderful to see spring flowers start to bloom and to hear the return of birdsong. March Nest building begins to get underway and you’ll get …

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Keeping a Wildlife Diary

By keeping a wildlife diary, not only will you enjoy reliving memories from your wildlife gardening experiences but, by doing this year upon year, it can also help you to build up valuable information and will give you a much sharper insight into how your immediate environment is faring. It …

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Could we do More to Help Our Frogs?

Frogs can live to be more than six years old and it could well be that they have simply died of old age. Also, female frogs can occasionally be drowned or die from sheer exhaustion due to the frenetic activity of the breeding season. Of course, they may simply have …

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Wildlife Equipment for Kids

In addition to the basic gardening tools needed when working in the garden, a wildlife gardener needs additional items if they want to get the most out of observing the species that live in their garden or will come to visit. This is true for both adults and children but, …

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Wildlife to Look Out For in the Summer

The arrival of summer is a fantastic time for viewing wildlife in the garden. The skies are filled with birds many of them swifts and swallows which we only really get to see at the height of summer. Butterflies herald the start of warmer, longer days and, if you’re a …

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How Plants Can Attract Wildlife

There are hundreds of plants to choose from but if you want to attract wildlife to your garden you should choose native species which are more suited to your local climate. By choosing from a wide variety of native plants, you will increase the number of different wildlife species which …

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Educating Kids About Wildlife

Getting kids involved in wildlife gardening has many educational benefits. They’ll get to understand issues of key importance such as global warming and climate change which will have a major impact upon their future and will teach them other useful transferable skills which they can use in other areas throughout …

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Maximising Garden Biodiversity

Biodiversity is defined as the number of different plants and wildlife species that live within a particular environment. The greater the amount of different species we can attract to our gardens the more we’re providing to nature in terms of maximising nature’s ability to support life and to combat environmental …

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