Monday, December 11, 2017

28 Feb

What Wildlife To Expect In Your Garden This Month!

There is plenty you can do in your garden over the next couple of months to make sure it is as wildlife friendly as possible. Planting and maintaining hedges will provide your garden creatures with shelter until spring really sets in. As the weather gets warmer you’ll see more wildlife in your garden. This month, look out for…

Field Mice…

Field mice are excellent around the garden this time of year. Food for them is short so they’ll hunt down any snails and insects threatening to eat your plants. Resist using rat poison or slug pellets anywhere near your garden.

Blue Tits…

You can see them flying roaming the sky in large numbers this month as they hunt for any insects hidden in tree bark. Make sure you keep your feeders full and your bird baths clean!

Frogs…

Male frogs will be clinging to their female mates this time of year as they head back to their birth pools to start a new generation. Pile rocks around the end of your pond to create a ‘ladder’ enabling them to get in and out of the water.

House Spiders…

If you find house spiders as scary as most people, you won’t be happy to hear that they are most common this time of year.

Hedgehogs…

Climate change is affecting the Hedgehog population dramatically. Do your part to protect these fantastic animals by recording your sightings here – http://www.hedgehogstreet.org, it’s important that we learn about hedgehog’s hibernating patterns to help them survive.

Don’t forget to take those important practical steps in your garden to make sure your garden is as wildlife friendly as possible. Grow bramble, hawthorn, honeysuckle, ivy and other wildlife friendly plants in your garden this year. Anything from containers or window boxes to log piles and meadow areas are important for wildlife. You can make the most of what you already have by increasing the amount of nectar-rich plants you grow, or you can create special habitats from scratch.

You can create a bog, log pile, meadow or pond in your garden that doesn’t take up too much room but extremely benefits your garden wildlife.

Let us know what wildlife you’ve seen in your garden this month! Click here to comment on our Facebook page!


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