Monarch and Milkweed Butterflies

With their bright orange and black wings, monarchs are one of the most easily recognisable butterflies. They are found coast to coast in the United Kingdom, and they’re one of the species most likely to show up in a butterfly garden. But there’s more to the story. The monarch in your garden is like a […]

Wildlife gardens

Wildlife gardens should include more than just the furred and the feathered. For your next garden project, consider the slithery and the slimy, too. Before you think “Ick!” and flip the page, consider this: Reptiles and amphibians—including salamanders, toads, snakes, turtles, frogs, and lizards—are some of the most important pest predators. Mosquito larvae, adult mosquitoes, […]