Springtime Week

Garden Visitors

Part of Springtime Week

Now that the weather’s a bit warmer, you might notice some little critters in your garden that you missed over the winter. Remember when we talked about winter visitors during Winter and Conservation and Nature Detective weeks? During the springtime, there are even more animals looking for good things to eat and warm places to hide after the long winter.

During this period, some animals to look out for include: Bumblebees, Butterflies, Toads, Hedgehogs, Puffins and other seabirds, and Red squirrels.

Bumblebee
Bumblebee
Butterfly
Butterfly
Hedgehog
Hedgehog
Puffins
Puffins
Squirrels
Squirrels
Terns
Terns

Some of these animals can be prey for bigger animals, so why not try to build a safe place for them to hide?

Check out the RSPB’s Hedgehog Café activity below to build a safe place for the hedgehogs in your garden.

This page is part of the Springtime Week information.

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