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. 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.

February 2018 has arrived and spring flowers are already blooming. Here are a few things to look out for in the coming weeks.

Early frogspawn
Frogspawn may soon appear in our garden ponds, unfortunately sometimes frogs are a little too eager to spawn, and if the water freezes afterwards the ice will most likely kill the eggs.read about amphibians or watch a video. frogspawn
Nest Boxes
If you want birds to nest in your garden, February is the time to put up nest boxes. Birds need to be familiar with boxes before they will nest in them. To see how to build one for yourself watch my video and have fun! 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