garden wildlife

House sparrows on a bird feeder
Feeding your garden birds could be hitting wild populations elsewhere, but there are ways to avoid these impacts. BBC Wildlife's environment editor 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 a 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. 
Attract butterflies to your garden: 8 top tips
Gardening for nesting birds
10 ways to encourage birds to take up residence in your garden.
Blue tit on feeder.
Birds will visit your garden if there’s plenty of food available, so the first thing to do is get up some feeders. Then you need to provide natural food, cover and nesting sites.
Robin in the snow.
The RSPCA shares its top tips on how to care for the creatures that visit your garden during winter.
There has been a huge increase in the number of wild species coming to gardens to feed, according to the British Trust for Ornithology. Their Garden Bird Feeding Survey has seen numbers up almost 50 percent since the 1970s. Getting a good set of feeders and the right mix of food can have a major impact on a species reproductive success. Here are some of the birds to look out for in your garden this winter and the best food stuff to attract them.
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