Grow a variety of wild and cultivated plants in your garden and you’ll attract lots of invertebrates, birds and mammals.
Encouraging the army of decomposers, from slugs and snails to beetle grubs, bacteria and fungi, is a great way to enrich your wildlife garden and boost the numbers of visiting animals.
Watching your garden wildlife is not only enjoyable; recording your observations will contribute to important national data.
The birds keep a low profile this month as they settle down to the challenge of raising young. But should the weather turn, death is never far away. The late-arriving swifts have a clever solution, writes Dominic Couzens.
Are shop-bought animal homes really worth the money?
Dead or dying wood is a vital habitat for plants, fungi and animals in the wild – and it’s easy to replicate it in your garden with a log pile.
Natural stone makes an attractive addition to any garden and provides a diversity of habitats for wildlife.
Manage your lawn properly and it can be both a haven for wildlife and a lovely place to enjoy the summer.
With careful planning, the walls of your house can provide a valuable refuge and source of food for garden wildlife.
In spring, newts start to return to garden ponds to breed. Now is a great time to watch their fascinating behaviour.