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Our capital city is home to lots of exciting and sometimes even rare wildlife. Hazel Dormice, Great Crested Newts and waxcap fungi are among just a few of the species that would be the pride of any nature reserve area flourishing in our wild city. Cardiff even has its own species of wildflower!

My Wild Cardiff is all about looking after this wonderful wildlife by educating and inspiring people to care for Cardiff’s wildlife, through looking after the wild spaces we have and creating new habitat in our parks and gardens.

Follow the links above to find out how you can create a wildlife-friendly garden, learn more about projects we are working on in Cardiff that you can get involved in, see our upcoming events in the Cardiff area and sign up for our mailing list.

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  • October- My Wild Garden Year For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, look after your hibernating Hedgehogs by building a home for them in your garden.    Hedgehogs are declining across the whole of the United Kingdom, due to loss of habitat, busy roads and obstructions to movement. Neat and tidy gardens may not provide many opportunities for Hedgehogs to nest or hibernate, ...
  • September- My Wild Garden Year Reptile hibernation site, my wild garden yearFor this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, it’s a tough one! Create a home for reptiles and amphibians to hibernate in your garden.     There is a novel kind of raised bed you can build which will also provide hibernation sites for wildlife, known as ‘Huglekultur’. It provides a home for wildlife whilst also providing a rich soil ...
  • August- My Wild Garden Year For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, put up bat boxes to look after your nocturnal neighbours.  Make a home for bats in your garden and put up bat boxes on large trees or buildings. Be aware that bats are protected, so avoid trees or buildings that you wish to do work on in the future where ...
  • July- My Wild Garden Year Make a home for newts, my wild garden yearFor this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, create a home for newts to shelter.  A rock pile is a great thing to add to your garden for wildlife, especially in conjunction with a garden pond. Amphibians such as Great Crested Newts and Toads will crawl into the cracks in the stones for shelter and hibernation sites, and ...
  • June- My Wild Garden Year For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, open your own Nectar Cafe in your garden for pollinators like butterflies and bumblebees.  The garden will now be coming alive with bees, butterflies and other nectar-loving invertebrates, which you can help by creating a nectar café. 1. Choose a sunny, sheltered spot in the garden and mark out a flower ...
  • May- My Wild Garden Year For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, we would like you to create ‘Bugingham Palace’ for the bugs in your garden. This is a great activity for adults and children alike! ‘Insect hotels’ can come in any shape and size. You can go large and use stacked pallets as your frame, or you can use a smaller ...

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