Gardening for Wildlife

Many species of native wild animal are in decline because of habitat loss, pesticide use, climate change and competition from non-native species.  Gardens can be vital sanctuaries for our native species, and form part of environmental corridors to support the movement of animals between habitable areas.

This section of the website includes information about how gardens can be more wildlife friendly.  All animals need food, shelter and water to survive. The plants you choose to grow in your garden, including the weeds, can provide food in the form of leaves, fruit, nectar and seeds.  Plants and various structures can provide shelter, whilst ponds and birdbaths provide water and aquatic habitats.

Our first item in this new section is by Kiri Stuart-Clarke on helping Orange Tip butterflies.

Could you write an article on wildlife gardening?  Please contact the editor if you are interested. 

Image: Thorsten Frenzel