Welcome to welcoming wildlife

Little efforts to welcome wildlife at home and beyond

Easy Projects

It doesn’t take a lot of time, space or money to create safe havens for wildlife at home. I’m slowly making them one at a time…

Easy ways to create wildlife homes

Simple Swaps

I avoid buying things/throwing things away to prevent waste (and save money) as much as possible…

Reducing waste at home

Discovering species

I love plants, animals, fungi and learning, so I love to learn more about creatures I come across…

A closer look at some well-loved and some under-rated species


Latest blog posts

Women in Conservation – best of the same world

I had a brilliant discussion with some female colleagues the other day whilst we were filming our answers to some questions asked by The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts for International Women’s Day. One of the overriding impressions was that we all felt like we had to prove ourselves and felt like we had to…

Winter blues…

…and pinks, oranges, yellows and greens… November colour I’m delighted with the flowers still blooming in the garden. They’re not even bedraggled and just clinging on – they’re still budding and growing new flowers! (probably at least partly due to the unseasonably mild weather). I’ve not seen many bees about recently, but if any late…

Make do and mend

“Manage with and repair the possessions one already has rather than buying replacements.”Definition from Oxford Languages I naturally live by the “make do” part of make do and mend, wearing and using things until they fall apart due to an aversion to throwing things away, and re-purposing them when I can when they’re beyond their…

Wildlife-welcoming wins

Two things have made me very happy in the garden recently. I wanted to share them as an example of making space for nature without much (if any) time, and without spending a fortune (in my case, spending nothing at all). Bees in bee hotel One Sunday evening in the winter, I spent an hour…

Surprise seedlings revealed

I mentioned in my last blog post that I was looking forward to seeing what some unlabelled wildflower seedlings would turn into. Their flowers have finally started opening, confirming my growing suspicion of their identity… As some of the first wildflowers out in our garden, they have already been attracting some interest. A quick look…


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“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”

Mother Teresa

If you, like me, want to make some small changes day-to-day for the benefit of wildlife, I hope you enjoy reading about my little efforts here.


I’m a UK-based conservationist, continuously learning about new species and doing my best to improve my lifestyle for the benefit of wildlife. Sharing for fun. Addicted to growing plants. Always keen to hear from like-minded people 🙂


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