Quiz: Are You a Garden Bird Expert?

Birds are eternally popular garden visitors and single-handedly account for the purchase of more wildlife related products than any other group. From magazines and guide books, to bird-boxes and binoculars, our feathered friends have us buying all manner of bits and bobs – and that’s before we’ve even begun to …

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Quiz: Can You Recognise Wildlife Tracks and Trails?

Some kinds of wildlife can seem incredibly tame and before long you find yourself looking on them as old friends in the garden. Other animals, however, are inclined to be a bit on the shy and secretive side, the sort of visitors that you’ll probably only ever see once in …

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Questionnaire: What Do You Really Know About Bees?

Bees are among the most instantly recognisable of all insects – and we all know what a wonderful job they do pollinating our plants, but apart from all that buzzing about in the sunshine making honey, what do you really know about them? With bee numbers falling around the world …

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Questionnaire: What Do You Know About Natural Pest Control?

You’ve taken all the trouble to build a wildlife garden to be proud of – so you’re hardly going to want to risk spoiling it by dousing everywhere with pesticides at the first sign of trouble, however hungry those creepy-crawlies seem to be! Like innumerable other wildlife gardeners, you decided …

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know British Mammals?

When it comes to wildlife, most of our favourites are mammals – so it’s no accident that the WWF chose that panda – and as for the “ooh” factor, these cute and furry chaps have it in spades! It’s hardly surprising then, that some of Britain’s most popular wild creatures …

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Identifying the Amphibians You See

Although amphibian numbers around Britain appear to be declining overall, these delicate and fascinating creatures are being encountered with increasing frequency in gardens. Whether this is a response to the loss of their natural habitat, or the inevitable consequence of creeping urbanisation – or both – it provides the wildlife …

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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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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 Activities for Kids

Unless a child has developed a passion for wildlife for themselves no amount of cajoling them into the garden for ‘educational purposes’ will work unless you can devise some activities that are fun for them to participate in. In making it ‘fun’, not only will they learn subconsciously, they’ll also …

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Equipment for Watching Wildlife

Half the enjoyment of creating your own wild area in the garden comes from the chance it gives you to watch some of our native wildlife and while you often need nothing more than a keen pair of eyes, there are times when a little extra equipment can help. Binoculars …

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