Looking after your garden wildlife in September
Log Pile House
Some insects do something called "overwintering" which means they "wait out" winter without hibernating. Lovely ladybirds are one such insect and they love nestling up in log piles to give them protection from the cold. So its a good idea to pile up logs and rocks in a corner of your garden and give them a little place to hide.
Don't Tidy up too much
Its tempting to clear your garden in September but its a good idea to leave seed heads of grasses and flowers and some fallen fruits to give food for those colder nights.
- Nikki Boxwild
Looking after your garden wildlife in August
Water, Water Everywhere
Water is often much needed in the dry days of August. So fill up your bird bath or just pop a plastic bowl of water out. For the birds make sure it is somewhere high up so they can spot predators. For hedgehogs and other ground animals pop a little saucer of water out and keep topped up.
You might feel your garden is a bit quiet this month. That is because the birds are sleepy! Many are moulting - an annual shedding of their feathers to get them ready for winter months.