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Encouraging wildlife in your garden

Encouraging wildlife in your garden

| Posted in Hitchin Home & Garden

As nest building begins robins, sparrows, blackbirds and other garden birds fly back and forth with twigs and other plant debris.

You can help them out by tying up bunches of tiny twigs, dried moss, and other stringy vegetable matter near your feeders. Tiny warblers such as chiffchaffs return from Africa, having made the perilous journey across Europe. They are difficult to spot, although you might hear them singing in hedgerows and thickets.

Hedgehogs and frogs become active after hibernation. If you want to attract frogs, but don’t have room for a pond, an alternative is to use an old plastic washing up bowl. This can be sunk halfway into the ground in a quiet and shady spot. A large stone put inside it helps frogs climb in and out. You can also attract amphibians into your garden by leaving some damp places, such as long grass and piles of stones for shelter.




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