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Wildlife Garden Frog

A Frog-Friendly British Wildlife Garden.

A wildish sort of wildlife garden will evolve naturally and successfully attract wildlife including birds, butterflies, bees and bugs - but a little garden pampering might help develop it further into an intentional space for wildlife, making it more aesthetically pleasing at the same time as increasing numbers of local woodland and countryside animals and birds visiting the garden.

Common Garden Frog in the garden, Kent.
Common Garden Frog
Attracting British Wildlife to the Garden.

Wildlife Homes

Wild, unmanaged garden spaces aren’t necessarily invasive blots on the gardener's landscape but some creatively inspired bug huts, butterfly houses, bird boxes and frog shelters can be a delightful addition – extending the fun and character of a natural wildlife patch.

In addition to the variety of British wildlife animals, birds, butterflies, bugs and bees that visit the garden – frogs, toads and newts aren't usually very far off.

Despite the garden lacking a pond – a chain of ponds in nearby gardens provide water habitats to attract such wildlife but it would be a great advantage to the amphibians that visit or live in the garden to have their own pond in which to splash about.

A Garden Frog.

Earlier, whilst pottering around outside, planning a suitable location for a new vegetable bed in the kitchen garden, this charming frog sprung out from beneath an old fence post that was moved to clear a patch. There are several cosy looking log stacks and leaf piles in the garden but wildlife will make do with anything provided, so long as it meets their basic needs!

A dedicated frog shelter.

The garden is not solely for the wildlife, so a little more attention to the wildlife garden by adding a purpose-built frog shelter and perhaps a pond would make it more attractive to human garden friends too.

More places for wildlife to take refuge might mean more than the odd sighting of a frog (or toad) – as frogs are naturally drawn to water, it might also help attract more frogs and even frog spawn, tadpoles and froglets – all of which are fascinating to watch and a great way to discover more about the local wildlife that lives in the garden.

Every garden must have its frog!

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