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Are shop-bought animal homes really worth the money?
How to use logs to attract wildlife article spread
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.
How to use stones in your garden article spread
Natural stone makes an attractive addition to any garden and provides a diversity of habitats for wildlife.
Make your lawn wildlife-friendly article spread
Manage your lawn properly and it can be both a haven for wildlife and a lovely place to enjoy the summer.  
Make the walls of your house wildlife-friendly article spread
With careful planning, the walls of your house can provide a valuable refuge and source of food for garden wildlife.  
How to watch British wildlife
In spring, newts start to return to garden ponds to breed. Now is a great time to watch their fascinating behaviour.
How to make and use compost article spread
There are many excellent reasons why you should make compost. It is an effective and simple way to recycle, and it provides a valuable resource that will encourage a healthy diversity of wildlife in your garden.   
Illustration: How to plan your wildlife garden
Most of us would like more wildlife to visit our gardens, and making your patch attractive to birds, mammals and invertebrates needn’t involve a lot of work. Here are our easy tips for creating a wildlife haven in your backyard.
If you’re serious about looking at insects in close-up, a binocular microscope is essential. Richard Jones puts some affordable models through their paces.
On test: Hand lenses spread
If you’re hankering to get into bugs or botany, the kit you require is cheap and easy to use. Richard Jones tests the best hand lenses on the market.
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