There are many different types of creatures that can be found in nature and some of these will want to make your garden their home if it has everything they need. Some might only visit from time to time to come and get food or water. We will be sharing information with you about the different types of creatures and how you can try to make your garden a place that they will want to make their home. Remember that all the different creatures need food, water, shelter and breeding areas.

Birds add interest to the garden
Birds add interest to the garden

You can choose which creatures you want to attract or which ones you want to start with. If you only have a small space then you might want to keep to only one type of creature like birds or maybe butterflies. In a bigger garden you can have different areas for different creatures and this will mean you will have more types of wildlife visiting your garden.

The creatures you can attract to your garden might be some of the ones on this list:

Frogs live on insects
Frogs live on insects
  • Birds
  • Butterflies
  • Bees and other insects
  • Toads
  • Small animals
  • Bats

Each of these has different needs and we will look at them in more detail and share ideas with you about how to make them happy in your garden.

Some of the different areas that you can have in your garden, depending on the space you have, are:

Bees pollinate flowers when they feed
Bees pollinate flowers when they feed
  • Trees
  • Bushes and hedges
  • Grassy area
  • Meadow
  • Pond
  • Bog garden
  • Rock pile

More than one area can be used by different creatures. Birds will sit in trees or bushes, maybe build nests in the hedge, eat under the bushes and drink from the pond. The different areas in your garden will be used by different creatures and not only the ones that you made the area for. You might even discover visitors that you never even thought of making a place for.

Lizards like rock piles and eat insects
Lizards like rock piles and eat insects


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2 thoughts on “Introduction

  1. Until moving to the “Big City” I had lived on a few acres out in the country for about 7 years. Nothing but wildlife. I do miss it! We get the occasional bee or wasp up around our third floor balcony but that’s about it now.
    Great site!

    1. Post author

      Thanks for stopping by David.
      I can understand how much you miss the wildlife. I lived in the city for about 10 years and I am truly glad to be back in the country. I hope to share some information with you that will help to attract a few more visitors to your balcony.


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