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.
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:
- Bees and other insects
- Small animals
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:
- Bushes and hedges
- Grassy area
- 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.
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