Amphibians need damp areas, whereas reptiles require open spots where they can be warmed by the sun. However, both need shelter and habitats that support their food – in most cases invertebrates.
A wildlife garden doesn’t need to be messy or unattractive, simply including some of the following features could benefit local amphibians and reptiles.
Wildlife gardening project ideas:
- Bog garden or mini-pond
- Compost heap
- Log piles and rockeries
- Reptile refuges
- Variety of vegetation
- Wintering sites or ‘toad homes’
- More gardening tips
- If you are thinking of adding a pond or water feature to your garden, have a look at our advice booklet Just Add Water.
- A range of wildlife gardening related activity and instruction sheets can be found here
- If you are concerned about any of the wildlife using your garden, have a look at the Garden Wildlife Health Project website.
- Froglife are an Associated Organisation of the Gardening Wildlife Forum. You can read the Gardening Wildlife Forum Manifesto here