garden wildlife

House sparrow bathing in water - garden birds need fresh water in the heatwave
As temperatures soar and we revel in the summer sunshine, our local wildlife could be struggling to cope! Find out how you can help them through the heatwave. 
Eight top tips for attracting butterflies to your garden.
House sparrows are one of the species included in the My Wild City initiative
The local Wildlife Trust is launching its My Wild City initiative.
Greenfinches can suffer from trichomonosis
Scientists have been studying the transmission of diseases in garden birds. 
House sparrows on a bird feeder
Feeding your garden birds could be hitting wild populations elsewhere, but there are ways to avoid these impacts. James Fair investigates.
In winter, UK thrush populations are boosted by visitors from colder climes. So where exactly do they all come from?
False widow spider
Use our guide to identify your eight-legged housemates and their webs. 
Knot grass moth
Here are 12 common UK species for you to look for with typical foodplants. Lengths quoted are maximum sizes of fully grown larvae.
Red underwing
A wall is a miniature cliff to a plant or animal and can offer a range of microclimates. Here are a 12 species for you to look for in August. 
Gardening for nesting birds
10 ways to encourage birds to take up residence in your garden.
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