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With the erosion of native wildlife habitats, gardens increasingly provide an invaluable source of food and shelter for Britain's fauna and flora. The Wildlife Garden is the essential guide to attracting birds to your bushes, butterflies to your buddleia and a whole array of other creatures into your garden – even if you only have a window box. Whether you just want to make an existing family space more wildlife friendly or go the whole hedgehog and turn your back garden into a mini nature reserve The Wildlife Garden will show you how to do it. There is full information on what plants are best for wildlife, on how to make refuges for insects and homes for bats, on making a pool for frogs, all whilst adding scent and colour to your surroundings.
John Lewis-Stempel made his first wildlife garden at age seven, after reading an article in the magazine of the Young Ornithologists' Club. He has written on gardening and wildlife for numerous publications, including Landscape Design and Grow Your Own, has been a full-time gardener, and worked for a conservation charity. In 2012 he received a Society of Authors' Foundation Award for his writings on nature. As well as keeping a wildlife garden, he runs an organic farm. His other books include The Wild Life: A Year of Living on Wild Food and, in Right Way, Foraging: The Essential Guide to Free Wild Food.