The Stream Garden -adding water
Ensuring there is some form of water in your garden is probably the single most important thing you can do for garden wildlife. You may not be lucky enough to have a stream flowing through your garden, like we have here, but even providing a simple water bath for birds offers huge benefits.
Ponds are arguably the richest, most productive and engaging of all habitats in the garden, hosting a range of wildlife that would otherwise struggle to find a home there, effectively adding a whole new ecosystem: from frogs and newts, to a myriad of aquatic invertebrates, as well as predatory dragonflies and damselflies.
When creating a waterbody in your garden, make sure that there is an escape ramp or gradual sloping edge to allow wildlife unfortunate enough to fall in, a route to exit the pond safely.
Look out for frog spawn in spring and froglets later in the season.