WELCOME TO MIKE'S WILDLIFE GARDEN please come in and look around.

Welcome to my wildlife garden website. You don’t need a large garden to be a wildlife gardener. You can start with just a window box by having flowers which attract insects. My wildlife garden is no more than 40’ by 30’ (that’s 13m x 9m). Some will think that’s large and some small, but it’s totally dedicated to attracting wildlife with a hedgehog hideout, bird boxes, a bat box, a wildlife pond, purpose built wildlife stone wall, rotting log pile, wild flower section and bird feeders, and anyone who loves wildlife can do the same. In summer my garden is continually visited by all kinds of birds, butterflies, bees, hedgehogs, frogs, toads, newts and the occasional dragon fly and damsel fly. So don't waste any more time, if you haven't already, start making your own wildlife garden today!

Dragonfly attracted by a pond. dragonfly See more dragonflies

Red admiral butterfly on buddleia. red admiral See more butterflies

Mason bee laying egg inside a cane. Mason bee See more bees

Wren nested in bat box for 3 years. Wren See more birds

You'll find pictures, information, articles and videos, many of them taken in my own wildlife garden.

It's May 2018 and it's snowing. Spring flowers are already blooming. Here are a few things to look out for this month.

Tadpoles in ponds
The frogspawn will have hatched and now be growing into large tadpoles. At this stage of their development look out for birds eating them and catching them to feed to their chicks.read about amphibians or watch a video. frogspawn
Chicks now hatching
Lookout for birds like blue tits and great tits coming and going from nest boxes as the chicks will now have hatched and they will be feeding them. This is a good time to get pictures of birds with bills full of insects to feed their young. bird box
Snow drops
Most people will recognise snowdrops. They are usually the first flowers to appear at the beginning of the year, often pushing their way up through a layer of snow. There are twenty species in the world but only a few in the UK. snowdrops
Great spotted woodpeckers
The males will soon be trying to attract females by rattling their hardened bills on the trunks of trees. They nest in holes in trees, sometimes old, sometimes a new one. They can be heard from afar so listen out for them. read more. great spotted woodpecker