Observing wildlife and creating space for it is incredibly important, both for us to learn more about their habits and to ensure we understand how what we are doing is affecting wildlife.
Here are some fun sheets on how to create nest boxes and moth “traps”
Encourage beautiful butterflies into your garden and download our butterfly feeder instructions
Hedgehogs hibernate through the winter and you can help them stay safe by building a home for them. How To Build a Hedgehog Box vers 1 (200 KB) and How to Build Your Own Hedgehog House Vers 2 (197 KB)
Encourage useful insects into your garden and download our insect_hotel_instructions
Encourage birds to make your garden their home and download our instructions_on_making_a_nestbox
Encourage those birds to stay in your garden and download our birdfeeder_activity_sheet
Create your own miniature wildlife reserve in your back garden (this can be scaled up!) mini_nature_reserve_activity_sheet
Spotting where something has been is sometimes the closest we can get to some wildlife, however this can be very exciting in its own right, download our tracks_and_signs_activity_sheet to start getting some ideas of what to look for.
Creating habitat piles in the corners of our gardens is one easy way to create a home for wildlife. Piling up stones in a corner creates a wonderful place for reptiles, whilst stacking logs creates a home for a wide range of invertebrates. Ensuring your garden is not overly neat also helps wildlife.
Creating a nectar cafe gives wildlife such as bees and moths an all round supply of essential food. We have listed some plants which are excellent for wildlife and makes sure that home is where the larder is.