Wildlife month by month

February

Some of our loveliest native flowers appear in spring, and you can look out for lesser celandine, wood anemone, wood sorrel and wild garlic.  One of the most familiar early spring plants is from far away!  Snowdrops arrived here from mainland Europe in the 16th century.  

Spring flowers provide food for insects as they wake from hibernation.  If you have space to plant spring flowers, why not choose some which are good for insects?  You will find a list on the Royal Horticultural Society website.

Around this time of year frogs and toads find ponds to breed.  Look out for spawn and tadpoles.  If you have space for a small pond in your garden, this is one of the best ways to help your local wildlife. More information on ponds, including pond safety, is available from Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.

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