Invest in a WildLove Nest

People from Cardiff to Aberystwyth are being asked to give love a helping hand between St Dwynwen's and St Valentine's day by the Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society.

By providing shelter, food, and wildlife corridors, you can offer space for wild species to come together, and play a vital role for the next generation of the country's garden wildlife. From hedgehogs to bluetits, from hoverflies to frogs we can all provide somewhere for wildlife. You could even plant up a nectar cafe this spring.


Hedgehog by L Maiden

Morag Shuaib, The Wildlife Trusts' Big Wildlife Garden Awards Project Manager, said: "As mating season approaches, species from blue tits to butterflies are about to get busy building nests and laying eggs.

"With many a species looking to hook up and settle down, this is a great time of year to offer some hospitality and be in with a chance of winning The Big Wildlife Garden Competition, which closes on 20 May 2012."

We have put ideas for some WildLove nests up on our How to Build A..... page so that you can help young love this year.

The Big Wildlife Garden Competition has been created to recognise the importance of individuals' action for nature. It is run by The Wildlife Trusts and the RHS, with funding from The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). To find out how to enter visit