A major new section giving detailed practical advice is now in place. Our 38 (so far) "How to
" guides give clear and printable advice for all kinds of garden projects.
The pages on native wildflowers are completed, and we have a new sections on the woody plants, with pages about trees
, hedge plants
. We will continue to add species to the plants list - it's hard to know where to stop! - and will be adding information about the more wildlife-friendly horticultural plants.
The next major section to appear will be on garden birds, which will be available in the near future on the Vertebrates tab within Garden Wildlife.
Lots more additions. There is a new section within Garden Science dealing with myths
about wildlife gardening and a large and still developing section covering the wild plants and fungi found in our gardens, many of which are attractive and well worth you introducing if they aren't already there - check out our pages on "gatecrashers
" - weeds to the tidy gardener.
New pages are in preparation on the few remaining animal groups. The plants pages will start to appear soon, and we are researching pages on Wildlife Gardening Myths, Urban ecology and Urban Evolution. We would welcome offers to write material for new topics on this site. Go to Contact us
The Arthropods are finished! - with pages on the arachnids
and the crustacea
. There are now pages on the molluscs
, including the under-recorded pond bivalves
. In Practical Advice, there is a great new page
"Tidiness - are messy gardens better for wildlife?"
1st April 2020
New page on Gartenzwerge
added, discussing evolution, colonisation of Britain and Ireland and their basic biology.
All the 74 pages on garden insect groups are now in place, reached through our introduction page here
. The page on
We have now added sections on butterflies and moths
to the site. There is a new sub-section on how businesses use their grounds
for biodiversity. A page on the Sheffield University Biodiversity in Urban Gardens project, and others on the dragonflies and damsels follow shortly.
A section has been added to Garden Wildlife
on the Hemiptera, an extremely important and diverse group which doesn't attrct as much information as it deserves. There are 14 pages covering the Hemiptera
with lots of images and links.
This is the section of the site we are concentrating on at present, with a lot (c 60) more pages drafted and only needing editing and providing with illustrations before they can go live.
The new site-search page introduced ito Garden Wildlife and its subsidiary pages, has now been extended across the whole site, and is much better to use.