British Wildlife 13.2 December 2001

The value of gardens for wildlife – lessons from mammals and herpetofauna

There has been a dramatic expansion of wildlife gardening over the last 15 years, stimulated in no small part by the publication of Chris Baines' book How to make a wildlife garden (1985). In the revised edition, Baines (2000) writes that 'There is no doubt that gardening with wildlife makes a positive difference. Certainly it helps our birds and butterflies to survive, but most importantly it brings so many people face to face with nature on a daily basis'.

Through a naturalist’s eyes
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