Create a Wildlife Garden: A Beginner’s Guide

Learn how to attract more wildlife to your garden in this short and easy course.

Do you have an outside space and would like to see more wildlife? Then this course could be for you. Here I will take you through the basics of creating a space that will not only attract wildlife, but encourage it to stay. There are a whole host of things you can do to make your garden more wildlife friendly and what people can do will vary depending on the space you have available and who else uses your garden. Ponds for example aren’t always compatible with young children or birds with pet cats. But there is something for everyone and in this course I will give you plenty of ideas to take away and play with.

What you’ll learn

  • Ponds – How to create one and why they’re so important.
  • Hedgehog shelters.
  • Bird boxes and feeders.
  • How to start a wildflower meadow area.
  • Dead wood habitat.
  • Some of the things you should AVOID if you want more wildlife in your garden.. and much more..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 3 lectures • 8min.
  • Create a Wildlife Pond –> 5 lectures • 18min.
  • Create A Wildflower Meadow –> 2 lectures • 6min.
  • Trees, Shrubs and Climbers –> 2 lectures • 5min.
  • Create A Dead Wood Pile –> 2 lectures • 3min.
  • Make A Bird Box –> 2 lectures • 4min.
  • Make a Bug Hotel –> 2 lectures • 2min.
  • Make A Hedgehog Home –> 2 lectures • 2min.
  • Make Bird Feeders –> 4 lectures • 8min.
  • Give Nature A Fighting Chance –> 5 lectures • 8min.

Create a Wildlife Garden: A Beginner’s Guide

Requirements

  • No experience necessary, but you will need some form of outside space to work with and some patience.

Do you have an outside space and would like to see more wildlife? Then this course could be for you. Here I will take you through the basics of creating a space that will not only attract wildlife, but encourage it to stay. There are a whole host of things you can do to make your garden more wildlife friendly and what people can do will vary depending on the space you have available and who else uses your garden. Ponds for example aren’t always compatible with young children or birds with pet cats. But there is something for everyone and in this course I will give you plenty of ideas to take away and play with.

I’ll show you how to create various habitats for different species in this one hour course, using my own garden as an example. We’ll also be revisiting my garden throughout the year so all students will get exclusive bonus content.

Wildlife gardens are simple to create and even easier to maintain, (you just leave them!) They provide hours of enjoyment and can be a rich source of learning for children too. With our outside spaces getting gradually smaller and less wildlife friendly it’s more important than ever that we offer what we can to our native wildlife. So whether you have a garden in the country or a balcony in the city, the good news is that everyone can offer something to help the wildlife in their area. This course will help you get started.

Please note that I started this course just before the Covid-19 pandemic and had to complete it in the middle of lockdown. For this reason it is a bit rough around the edges. However I am still very proud of this course and look forward to making more in the future.