Wildlife by month


Some of our loveliest native flowers appear in spring, and you can look out for lesser celandine, wood anemone, wood sorrel and wild garlic. One of the most familiar early spring plants is from far away! Snowdrops arrived here from mainland Europe in the 16th century.  

View of Snowdrops

Spring flowers provide food for insects as they wake from hibernation. See plants that are good for insects on the Royal Horticulture Society website.

Around this time of year frogs and toads find ponds to breed. Look out for spawn and tadpoles. If you have space for a small pond in your garden, this is one of the best ways to help your local wildlife. Read about ponds on the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation website.

Common toad