My guest this week is wildlife author and photographer Paul Sterry. Paul has written many books on wildlife but his latest, The Biodiversity Gardener, pulls together his decades of knowledge and the result is a wildlife gardening manual with real-life examples taken from Paul’s Hampshire wildlife friendly space.
Dr Ian Bedford’s Bug of the Week: Dark Edged Bee Flies
What We Talk About
Can small gardens really make a difference to our declining biodiversity? Won’t they become unsupportable islands of life?
How to start wildlife gardening
Butterfly caterpillars and when to safely cut the grass/meadow/hedges
Weeding and cutting back and species that use certain plants as larval hosts
Is scrub good and how can you incorporate it in your garden? Do you need to manage it to avoid it becoming woodland?
Advice for anyone looking to transition away from a conventional to a wildlife garden
The Nature Conservancy Council!
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