As well as ponds, there are a range of other features that will encourage amphibians and reptiles to spend time in your garden.
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