Create a Wildlife Garden: A Beginner's Guide
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Create a Wildlife Garden: A Beginner's Guide

Learn how to attract more wildlife to your garden in this short and easy course.
4.1 (5 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
8 students enrolled
Created by Kim Bliss
Last updated 7/2020
English
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Current price: $20.99 Original price: $29.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Ponds - How to create one and why they're so important
  • Hedgehog shelters
  • Bird boxes and feeders
  • How to start a wildflower meadow area
  • Dead wood habitat
  • Some of the things you should AVOID if you want more wildlife in your garden.. and much more.
Requirements
  • No experience necessary, but you will need some form of outside space to work with and some patience
Description

Do you have an outside space and would like to see more wildlife? Then this course could be for you. Here I will take you through the basics of creating a space that will not only attract wildlife, but encourage it to stay. There are a whole host of things you can do to make your garden more wildlife friendly and what people can do will vary depending on the space you have available and who else uses your garden. Ponds for example aren’t always compatible with young children or birds with pet cats. But there is something for everyone and in this course I will give you plenty of ideas to take away and play with.

I’ll show you how to create various habitats for different species in this one hour course, using my own garden as an example. We’ll also be revisiting my garden throughout the year so all students will get exclusive bonus content.

Wildlife gardens are simple to create and even easier to maintain, (you just leave them!) They provide hours of enjoyment and can be a rich source of learning for children too. With our outside spaces getting gradually smaller and less wildlife friendly it’s more important than ever that we offer what we can to our native wildlife. So whether you have a garden in the country or a balcony in the city, the good news is that everyone can offer something to help the wildlife in their area. This course will help you get started.

Please note that I started this course just before the Covid-19 pandemic and had to complete it in the middle of lockdown. For this reason it is a bit rough around the edges. However I am still very proud of this course and look forward to making more in the future.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in starting a wildlife garden or creating a wildlife area in their garden
  • Those who are interested to know how to get started with wildlife gardening
  • People are are ready to create their wildlife area, but would like some inspiration and ideas on what to do
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 01:12:12
+ Create a Wildlife Pond
5 lectures 17:38
How To Create a Dug Pond
03:02
How To Create a Container Pond
01:47
Maintenance and Cleaning
07:03
+ Create A Wildflower Meadow
2 lectures 05:41
Introduction
00:40
How To Create a Wildflower Meadow
05:01
+ Trees, Shrubs and Climbers
2 lectures 04:51
Introduction
00:41
Trees, Shrubs and Climbers
04:10
+ Create A Dead Wood Pile
2 lectures 02:41
Introduction
01:02
Create A Dead Wood Pile
01:39
+ Make A Bird Box
2 lectures 03:42
Introduction
01:50
How To Make A Bird Box
01:52
+ Make a Bug Hotel
2 lectures 02:08
Introduction
01:10
How To Make A Bug Hotel
00:58
+ Make A Hedgehog Home
2 lectures 01:37
Introduction
00:43
Make A Hedgehog Home
00:54
+ Make Bird Feeders
4 lectures 07:32
Introduction
00:35
Different Birds, Different Needs
01:21
Best Location For Bird Feeders
03:06
Make Fat Balls For The Birds
02:30
+ Give Nature A Fighting Chance
5 lectures 08:21
Introduction
00:28
Create A Wildlife Highway
01:51
Wildproof Your Cat
01:41
Ditch The Chemicals
02:51
Don't Be Too Tidy. It's OK To Be A Little Lazy!
01:30