Finding out more about wildlife and gardens

There is a mass of information about gardens and their wildlife available in printed form and increasingy on-line, although not all of it is accurate, and quite a lot is commercially motivated.  A very good place to start would be the (now discontinued) Natural England booklets available from this website.

Not every wildlife gardener will feel the need to delve deeply into the science behind garden biodiversity, although many will want to get a little better at wildlife identification.  We are building a major Garden Wildlife section in this website which will help with this, and many further sources for identification are listed on the page Books and websites and specialist societies.  You could also look at our page Garden surveys if you want to make  sytematic study of some of your garden residents - your contribution would be very much valued.

We would love to see more people taking up the scientific study of garden wildlife, since it is a wide-open field in which amateur naturalists have always been at the forefront of progress.  Garden wildlife and garden ecology would also make excellent studies at sixth form and first degree dissertation level.

To help people wishing to take the science further, some of the works listed under Books and websites will give you a start, while the incomplete-but-useful lists of scientific papers will prove helpful if you sort it for keywords - a facility we hope to add to this website in due course.


Finding out more about wildlife and gardens

There is a mass of information about gardens and their wildlife available in printed form and increasingy on-line, although not all of it is accurate, and quite a lot is commercially motivated.  A very good place to start would be the (now discontinued) Natural England booklets available from this website.

Not every wildlife gardener will feel the need to delve deeply into the science behind garden biodiversity, although many will want to get a little better at wildlife identification.  We are building a major Garden Wildlife section in this website which will help with this, and many further sources for identification are listed on the page Books and websites and specialist societies.  You could also look at our page Garden surveys if you want to make  sytematic study of some of your garden residents - your contribution would be very much valued.

We would love to see more people taking up the scientific study of garden wildlife, since it is a wide-open field in which amateur naturalists have always been at the forefront of progress.  Garden wildlife and garden ecology would also make excellent studies at sixth form and first degree dissertation level.

To help people wishing to take the science further, some of the works listed under Books and websites will give you a start, while the incomplete-but-useful lists of scientific papers will prove helpful if you sort it for keywords - a facility we hope to add to this website in due course.


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