The Wildlife Garden

Welcome to Wildlife Garden. A simple project to discover and encourage as much wildlife to one small city garden. To demonstrate the ever growing importance of gardens to wildlife conservation. Click HERE to see our Introduction page for more details or use the Menu above to navigate to the main webpages.

Latest from the Blog

Swollen Thighed Beetles – Where are the females?

In our May 2023 entry posted just two days ago, we noted that whilst this year has been brilliant in terms of numbers of Swollen Thighed Beetles present, we were perplexed as to why we were only seeing males, which have the distinct swollen thighed (hind femora) appearance shown below, and never any females. Well as always when posting something like this, the inevitable happened and the very next day females aplenty. Just to demonstrate…

May 2023

Our May 2023 calendar entry has been uploaded to the website. Lots of new species recorded and as stated in our previous post we reached the 550 species mark! DC: 02/06/2023

Rare Spider Came to visit

Yesterday was rather exciting as lazy bank holiday Mondays go in the Garden. For us it was the day the rare spider called Cryptachaea blattea came to visit. Well, probably! We did attempt to get consensus from a Spider ID group but there is a chance this could be a different species called Parasteatoda tepidariorum, which isn’t especially common either. However we believe it was the former which is a species introduced from Africa to…

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From under the Hazel 22nd May 2022