|Turning your garden into a
wildlife haven is incredibly rewarding, can be good for your garden and
needn't be a lot of work. I will be adding sections from my nature
notes as time goes by.
Chris Packham's Back Garden
Nature Reserve, Chris Packham.
This new book by my colleague Chris
Packham is a great introduction to wildlife gardening and I heartily
recommend it. It's definitely his best so far.
The Bird Table
Book, Tony Soper.
A real classic, and one that I
constantly refer to. Sadly, it appears to be out of print at the
moment, but second-hand copies are often available, click the link to
Birds in Your Garden,
Tony Soper, Roger Lovegrove, John Busby (Illustrator)
The follow-up to the New Bird Table
book, definitely worth looking at.
to Make a Wildlife Garden, Chris Baines.
Chris Du Feu
This is THE book if you want to get
into building nest boxes. There are plans for boxes to suit
everything from blue tits to eagles, with a great deal in between.
RSPCA Guide to Garden Wildlife,
Care of the Wild, Feathered and Furred,
Mae Hickman, Maxine Guy
This is a good introduction to
wildlife first-aid and I constantly refer to my copy. However,
unless you regularly have to deal with injured animals brought to your
door by the local children as I do, it's probably not for you. If
you find an injured animal that needs assistance take it to a vet or
contact your local animal welfare charity (RSPCA in the UK).