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Other ways you can help wildlife
How to create a mini pond
Even a small pond can be home to an interesting range
of wildlife, including damsel and dragonflies,
frogs and newts.
How to build a pond
A wildlife pond is one of the single best features for attracting new wildlife to the garden.
How to attract butterflies to your garden
Provide food for caterpillars and choose nectar-rich plants for butterflies and you’ll have a colourful, fluttering display in your…
How to create a container garden for wildlife
Introduce more wildlife features into a small space using pots and containers
How to provide bushes for nesting birds
In the spring, birds choose the best locations to build nests, so why not offer them a safe place to settle?
How to build a hibernaculum for amphibians and reptiles
Give amphibians and reptiles a safe place to shelter through the cold of winter by building a hibernaculum