Our guides to creating wildlife friendly spaces

We need you to take action in your garden or local area to create wildlife friendly spaces. Choose from our list of guides to get started.

[VIDEO] How to make wildflower wellies

Follow this simple step by step guide to make Wildflower Wellies for your garden at home.

  • Wildlife Connections Guide
  • Difficulty - Easy

[VIDEO] How to build a compost heap

Compost heaps are great place for wildlife like slugs, snails, beetles, worms, and other creatures to feed - these then help attract other wildlife like frogs, toads, hedgehogs and birds. It also helps you recycle your garden waste.

  • Wildlife Connections Guide
  • Difficulty - High - Adult focused

Making your garden a hedgehog haven

In the UK our hedgehogs aren't doing too well, anything you can do to make a good habitat for them will be very helpful!

  • Difficulty - Easy
  • Wildlife Connections Guide

[VIDEO] How to build a bug hotel

Follow our simple instructions in the video below for how to make a bug hotel.

  • Wildlife Connections Guide
  • Difficulty - Easy

[VIDEO] How to build a bird box

Follow our instructions for your Wildlife Connections Bird Box kit.

  • Wildlife Connections Guide
  • Difficulty - Medium

[VIDEO] How to build a hedgehog house

Follow our simple instructions to build a hedgehog house.

  • Wildlife Connections Guide
  • Difficulty - Easy

[VIDEO] How to make yoghurt pot feeders

Follow our simple instructions for how to make yoghurt pot feeders and attract wildlife to your garden.

  • Difficulty - Easy
  • Wildlife Connections Guide

[VIDEO] How to build a bat box

Follow our instructions for your Wildlife Connections Bat Box kit.

  • Wildlife Connections Guide
  • Difficulty - Medium

[VIDEO] How to make a toad abode

Follow our simple instructions for how to make a toad abode and attract more wildlife to your garden.

  • Difficulty - Easy
  • Wildlife Connections Guide

How to make your garden more bat-friendly

Bats are absolutely brilliant, sometimes you will see them flying around your garden. There are 17 different types of bat in the UK.

  • Difficulty - High - Adult focused
  • Wildlife Connections Guide
  • Habitat - Fruit Bat Forest

[VIDEO] How to prepare the ground for wild flowers

Follow our simple instructions for how to prepare the ground for wild flowers.

  • Difficulty - Easy
  • Wildlife Connections Guide

How to help nesting swallows

The swallows we have here are called barn swallows and they like to nest in barns. Not everyone has a barn but you might have a garage, shed, or other outhouse which you think they might enjoy going into.

  • Difficulty - High - Adult focused
  • Wildlife Connections Guide

Encouraging frogs & toads to your garden

Although toads tend to return to the pond in which they were born, we can help and encourage them into our gardens by creating a small pond or ‘watery walkway’.

  • Difficulty - Easy
  • Wildlife Connections Guide

Make your own moth trap

If you want to see which moths are visiting your garden at night you could set up a simple moth trap.

  • Difficulty - Easy
  • Wildlife Connections Guide

How to get your garden buzzing with bees

Bees like lots of different types of plant and so having a good variety is important.

  • Difficulty - Medium
  • Wildlife Connections Guide
  • Habitat - Bee Garden

Making a hedgehog monorail

Gardens can be great habitats for hedgehogs but they also like to travel and may move up to 1 mile in 1 night! Fences and walls can therefore become problematic barriers to them.

  • Difficulty - Medium
  • Wildlife Connections Guide

How to help nesting swifts

Historically swifts used to nest inside holes in trees and rocky crevices but since Roman times they have made use of buildings, nesting in places like eaves and holes in walls, so much so that you rarely find them nesting anywhere else nowadays.

  • Difficulty - High - Adult focused
  • Wildlife Connections Guide

How to make your garden more bird-friendly

Our feathered friends need plenty of sheltered spaces to nest and raise their chicks. There are plenty of things you can do to make your garden more bird-friendly, from planting fruit in bushes to adding bird feeders and bird boxes.

  • Wildlife Connections Guide
  • Difficulty - Medium