Wildlife FAQ

Do you want to create a wildlife garden or build your own bat box, our Wildlife Information Guides can help. Here you can find some initial information and frequently asked questions to help you to start making your space more environmentally friendly and provide a home, food and space for wildlife in your garden or land.

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Homemade wildlife Hotel by Tamara Weeks
© Tamara Weeks

Wildlife Gardening Basics

An overview of the principles of making your garden more wildlife friendly

Homes for Wildlife

Instructions for making all kinds of creature features

Composting

The art of recycling your organic waste

Helping Birds in your Garden

Ways to encourage a diversity of birds into your garden

Bird Boxes

Great Tit by Nick Waddinton
© Nick Waddinton

How to build and site a next box in your garden

Helping Bats in your garden

Ways to help bats, and how to build and site a bat roost box

Reptiles in your Garden

An introduction to reptiles in Cornwall and how you can help

Amphibians in your Garden

An introduction to amphibians and how you can help

Badgers in your Garden

Why Badgers make use of gardens and ways you can reduce associated problems

Moles in your Garden

Why Moles make use of gardens, and ways you can reduce associated problems

Frog and Spawn by Adrian Davey
© Adrian Davey

Ponds for Wildlife

How to create and manage a wildlife pond in your garden

Invertebrate-friendly Gardening

An introduction to mini-beasts commonly found in gardens and ways to give them a helping hand