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Want to create habitat for wildlife?

Here are our top tips and links to help you do something amazing for wildlife in your garden and local green spaces. Watch our monthly "how to..." videos for a step by step guide on making wildlife habitats and don't forget to tell us  what you've done to help wildlife so we can add it our My Wild City activity map.

Things you can do...

for birds and bats

Put up a bird and bat boxes

Provide nuts and seeds in a bird feeder

Plant a tree or hedgerow as shelter and corridors for wildlife 

for pollinators like bees, butterflies and moths

Plant wildflowers and bee-friendly plants and seeds

Create an insect hotel or bumblee box 

Leave an area of long grass as a wildlife area

for all wildlife

Create a shallow wildlife pond 

Provide a small dish of freshwater daily

Relax and let nature do its thing 

Create a shelter! A pile of logs, leaves or even a compost bin will provide shelter


If you add just one wildlife feature to your garden, provide water. 

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Wildflower Meadow

Breathtaking wild flowers don't have to be restricted to the countryside.

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Planted Shrubs

A great way to boost biodiversity with relatively little effort.

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Hedgerows are important nesting sites for birds.


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A tree will add both beauty and wildlife to your garden.

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Create Shelter

Try your hand at creating a bee hotel, bird box for homes for hedgehogs.

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