A wildlife-friendly garden is really important
Built up areas and gardens might at first sight seem unlikely places for finding wildlife. Surprisingly they can provide homes for some of our most spectacular wildlife, from city peregrines to urban otters!
Foxes, badgers and hedgehogs are all at home in our towns and gardens. Garden ponds provide homes for frogs, common toads and newts. Swifts, house martins and pipistrelle bats make our homes and buildings their homes too!
House sparrows, song thrushes, dunnocks and starlings have all declined in the countryside, and are species of high conservation concern. But they too can benefit from simple actions to provide food and breeding habitats in our gardens. Feeding the birds brings us closer to nature, and there's a good chance you'll see any of these in your very own back garden or park.