Your monthly guide on how to encourage wildlife into your garden all year round.
In March we are still in ‘The Hungry Gap’,
when there is a lack of wild food.
Robins, Sparrows and Blackbirds start to nest, you can help them out by tying up bunches of tiny twigs, dried moss and other stringy vegetable matter near your feeders.
Keep the bird bath clean and topped up.
Feed the foxes! Blind and deaf cubs are born
between March and May.
Early Pipistrelle Bats are emerging.
Hedgehogs are coming out of hibernation at the end of March so start putting out food as they will be hungry.
Enjoy looking out for early bees and be ready with the bee food if they look in need of energy!
Bumble bee queens are first to emerge and be seen
buzzing around on the warmer days.
Leave dandelions in the lawn for critical nectar sources for early flying butterflies!
Ladybirds also start to appear from their communal hibernation nooks and crannies.