Gardens for wildlife

Here in Britain the gardening season looks good so far. Here’s an article about gardening for bees and other wildlife. Untidy gardeners like me are good gardeners for wildlife.

It’s now a year since hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) bred in my garden. We left their nest undisturbed after the hoglets grew up and left home, hoping they’d return to hibernate but they didn’t do that. Instead they, or Big Mama Hedgehog, seem to be back for another breeding season. Unless the tracks we’re seeing are rat (Rattus norvegicus) tracks. On leaf litter, the distinctive tail-trail of a rat wouldn’t be visible. But there are other places for rats nearby. I’ll keep you posted.

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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