The Wild Owl TV garden is my garden in Yate, South Gloucestershire and it has become a hit and an inspiration with the public in South Gloucestershire on Facebook as a result of the wide variety of wildlife that lives in and visits the garden - it is now the focus of much of my awareness work, encouraging people to help wildlife in their gardens.


These animals, birds and insects star in regular video diaries on the Wild Owl TV Facebook page and short films that I produce for the Wild Owl TV You Tube channel (see video page)


Since moving to our house in 2004 I have gradually developed the garden to accommodate and attract more and more insects, amphibians and birds. It has been a learning process and I have made mistakes but every year brings new rewards and inspiration to try new things to attract even more new species.


I have recorded and photographed hundreds of different species of wildlife in the garden and have put together some pages below to show you some of the species I have recorded and photographed so far - I hope you enjoy looking through the pictures and hope it inspires you to create your own Back Garden Nature Reserve - like my Facebook page for regular inspiration!




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The Wild Owl TV Garden


The Wild Owl TV Garden

Garden

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The Wild Owl garden in Yate, South Gloucestershire is home to a wide variety of animals, birds & insects

Birds

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Over 50 species of birds have been recorded in or over the Wild Owl garden including a visiting kingfisher, woodpeckers and grey wagtail.

Amphibians & Reptiles

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With a large pond and surrounding ground cover the garden offers ideal habitats for amphibians & slow worms

Mammals

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From large badgers to little wood mice the garden is visited by a range of mammals including bats

Bees

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The garden is full of bees from spring through to autumn and these insects provide lots of photo opportunities

Butterflies

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At least 11 species of colourful butterflies have been recorded in the Wild Owl garden

Moths

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Moths can be difficult to identify and its only recently that we have begun to try identify and list a growing variety of moths in the garden.

Insects (misc)

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Attracted by a diverse range of habitats in just a small area all sorts of insects are found in the garden through the spring & summer

dragonflies & damselflies

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A garden pond is a magnet for dragonflies and damselflies and the Wild Owl pond is no exception.

pondlife

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A pond is an ecosystem in itself and I have recorded all sorts of aquatic species in the pond including insects that have flown in from other ponds

garden birds amphibians & reptiles mammals butterflies moths insects (misc) pondlife

caterpillars

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Both moth & butterfly caterpillars have been recorded in the garden - the list is a small but gradually increasing one as new food plants are added.

dragonflies and damselfiles caterpillars

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