May Wildlife Guide

Posted on May 1, 2019

Your monthly guide on how to encourage wildlife into your garden all year round.

WILD BIRDS

As many birds are now nesting it is a great time to use wildlife cameras to keep a closer eye on eggs and chicks. It is also important to not disturb nesting birds by leaving all hedges and shrubs uncut. Remember to put out nesting boxes for migrant birds arriving in the UK!

MAMMALS

Sowing wild-flower seeds is a great way to attract wildlife. Sowing your wildflower seeds in areas of garden, as well as planting herbs and old fashioned garden annuals will boost insect populations.
Dormice have come out of hibernation and are very active. There are 29 different species of dormice, most of which can be found in Europe.

BEES

Solitary bees, honey bees and bumble bees are in full flight. Bees need to visit some 2,000,000 flowers in order to produce 0.5 kg honey.

INSECTS

May is here! Dragonflies are emerging. If you are looking to photograph
dragonflies they are most active when it is warm and sunny so it
may be better to avoid the hottest part of the day.

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