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Wildlife in the Garden

Gardening links for wildlife gardening.  Sites for advice and tips on having a wildlife garden and attracting wildlife to your garden, plans for building wildlife boxes etc, organisations and suppliers of wildlife related products.


Wildlife information:

Bats in the garden - Find out how careful planning in a wildflower garden can be of benefit to our bats - (bats.org.uk)

Box Watch - If you would like to study the birds in your own bird boxes, box watch supply the kits in order that you may do so (boxwatch.co.uk)

Butterfly Plants - find out about British butterflies,moths, and the butterflyplants that are attractive to them.

Natural Gardens - tips and hints for attraching wildlife to your garden

Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland: distribution maps of plants
Includes current distribution maps of all flowering plant species at an improved 2km square resolution
Note: you will need to know the plant's scientific name, which you can find out from:

Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora
Provides photographs and fact files, including distribution and ecology information

NBN National Biodiversity Network: distribution maps of plant species and other groups

Gardening with hedgehogs in mind: easy peasy

Wild Bird food - providing wild bird food for sale, site includes live bird table web cam and tips and advice - (birdfood.co.uk)

Wildlife Corner - Ten ways to make your garden an attractive place for wildlife and more.


Free plans:

Bird Houses - The Woodcrafter

Bird Houses (Wrens) - The Woodcrafter

Hedgehog Box

Lady Bug House

70birds Birdhouse Plans for North American Birds - 70birds.com

Wren Bird Houses - The Woodcrafter


Organisations:

The Barn Owl Conservation Trust - an organisation based in Gloucestershire. They are are a non-profit making organisation operating without charity status. Aims are to help stabilise the Barn Owl population in the wild and to attempt to increase numbers by helping to create additional habitat and nest sites - (barnowl.co.uk)

Butterfly Conservation exists to protect our wild butterflies and their habitats (butterfly-conservation.org)

Landlife - Charity working for a better environment by creating new opportunities for wildflowers and wildlife and encouraging people to enjoy them. (wildflower.co.uk)

Natural England - Natural England is here to conserve and enhance the natural environment for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings. (naturalengland.org.uk)

National Fox Welfare Society - (nfws.org.uk)

Naturenet - UK Countryside & Nature Conservation - (naturenet.net)

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) - (rspb.org.uk)

Wildlife and Countryside Services - (wildlifeservices.co.uk)

The Wildlife Trusts - (wildlifetrusts.org)


Suppliers:

Birdtables.org.uk - Contemporary birdtables, baths, nut feeders & weather vanes from £99. Designed & made in the UK from metal & stone; exclusively available from this website.

Jackson's Plants - A fantastic range of over 50 different wildlife attracting plants which are perfect for attracting birds, bees, butterflies and more fabulous creatures to your garden!

Naturescape wild flower farm produces numerous native species of wildflowers and grasses, seed collections, meadows, lawns, climbers, wild rose plants, shrubs, trees, hedge plants, pond, marsh, bulbs, corms and more

 

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