Garden wild is a bit of an experiment. I started using reddit and after a while I decided to make my own subreddit to post about gardening for wildlife and create a helpful community with wildlife gardening in mind. I want to inspire more people to garden for wildlife.
You can view the subreddit here: /r/GardenWild/
I have hooked a twitter account up to the subreddit’s RSS feed so you can follow the posts on twitter too @GardenWildR
This page is to be a list of some of the wildlife gardening resources I have found, and those that are submitted to the subreddit, for convenience and reference.
Many of my wildlife articles also contain advice about gardening for their subject, you can see those using my Article-Wildlife tag.
- Natural England
- Eden – attract wildlife to your garden
- RSPB – make a home for wildlife
- RHS – plants for pollinators
- Butterfly conservation – plants for butterflies, caterpillars and moths
- Gardener’s World – plants for bees
- Bumblebee conservation – bee kind tool Assesses how ‘bee kind’ your garden is and suggests further plants
- Sussex Wildlife Trust – Wildlife gardening
- B and Q video on creating a wildlife garden (Obviously a bit of an advert for B and Q, but it’s a nice little video and it doesn’t push ‘buy this’ hard)
- BTO gardens and wildlife
- British beekeeper’s association gardening for bees
- BBC nature, what to feed the wildlife in your garden
- How to identify garden bird nests
- Keep rats out of your compost
- Willows hedgehog rescue – gardening for wildlife
- Bee friendly with Winnie the Pooh
- Bat conservation trust – Gardening for bats
- Wildlife garden project
- How to plant a hedgerow
- Wildlife gardening 101
- Choosing a nest box, more here
- Wildlife plants
- Solitary bee hotels
- Dave Goulson bee plants
- 26 plants that attract ladybugs/ladybirds
Feeding birds including human foods:
A video, by LASI Bee Research & Outreach, about quantifying variation among garden plants in attractiveness to bees and other insects can be seen here and the link starts the video at 2 mins 46 where there is a graph of their results.
I also have a little story that includes tips for helping sparrows in your garden; Sydney Sparrow