Books > Collaborations > RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife Second Edition (99) More files... Bloomsbury Wildlife, ISBN 9781472964618
This friendly handbook is full of practical advice on attracting wildlife to your garden, and encouraging creatures to stick around, as well as expert tips on green gardening, seasonal planting and garden predators.

Colour photographs illustrate hundreds of mammals, birds, insects, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, flowers, trees, shrubs and fungi, while the comprehensive text explains everything you need to cultivate a haven for nature.

The new edition includes additional species as well as fully updated text describing the diverse wildlife that can be found in British gardens. Finally, a DIY chapter is packed with projects for your garden, from building bat boxes to digging your own pond.
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus) in snow. Hertfordshire, England, UK, February.  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus) in snow. Hertfordshire, England, UK, February.
Slow worm (Anguis fragilis) female with newborn young on rock face, controlled conditions, Berwickshire, Scotland, July  -  Laurie Campbell
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Laurie Campbell / Slow worm (Anguis fragilis) female with newborn young on rock face, controlled conditions, Berwickshire, Scotland, July
Magpie (Pica pica) in flight, Sweden October  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Magpie (Pica pica) in flight, Sweden October
European common house spider (Tegenaria atrica) in washbasin / sink next to plug-hole, Belgium  -  Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / European common house spider (Tegenaria atrica) in washbasin / sink next to plug-hole, Belgium
Privet Hawkmoth (Sphinx ligustri) resting on a privet bush (Ligustrum vulgare) a food plant of its caterpillar. Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. July.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Privet Hawkmoth (Sphinx ligustri) resting on a privet bush (Ligustrum vulgare) a food plant of its caterpillar. Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. July.
Robin (Erithacus rubecula) perched on open shed door beside fruiting Peach tree, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Robin (Erithacus rubecula) perched on open shed door beside fruiting Peach tree, UK
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Furniture beetle {Anobium punctatum} next to its hole in plywood. UK.  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Furniture beetle {Anobium punctatum} next to its hole in plywood. UK.
Five thrush species feeding at fallen fruit in snow, England UK. Clockwise from top: Fieldfare {Turdus pilaris} Song thrush {T. philomelos) Blackbird {T. merula} Redwing {T. iliacus} Mistle thrush {Tu...  -  Mike Wilkes
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Mike Wilkes / Five thrush species feeding at fallen fruit in snow, England UK. Clockwise from top: Fieldfare {Turdus pilaris} Song thrush {T. philomelos) Blackbird {T. merula} Redwing {T. iliacus} Mistle thrush {Tu...
Great spotted woodpecker male feeds chick at nest hole in tree, UK  -  WILLIAM OSBORN
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WILLIAM OSBORN / Great spotted woodpecker male feeds chick at nest hole in tree, UK
Badger family group foraging at night. Devon, UK June.  -  Kevin J Keatley
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Kevin J Keatley / Badger family group foraging at night. Devon, UK June.
N-17405 Sunflower {Helianthus annuus}  -  Aflo
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Aflo / N-17405 Sunflower {Helianthus annuus}
A young girl watering garden, Dorset, England, UK. July 2005. Model released  -  David Noton
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David Noton / A young girl watering garden, Dorset, England, UK. July 2005. Model released
Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) at bird bath. UK, April  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) at bird bath. UK, April
Holly Blue Butterfly (Celastrina argiolus) larva on Ivy flower head (Hedera helix). Studio, Bristol.  -  Mark Payne-Gill
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Mark Payne-Gill / Holly Blue Butterfly (Celastrina argiolus) larva on Ivy flower head (Hedera helix). Studio, Bristol.
Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) singing with tail cocked from new pine growth. Wales, May.  -  Andy Rouse / 2020VISION
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Andy Rouse / 2020VISION / Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) singing with tail cocked from new pine growth. Wales, May.
Male Common darter dragonfly (Sympetrum striolatum) resting on the end of a twig, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September  -  Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Male Common darter dragonfly (Sympetrum striolatum) resting on the end of a twig, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September
Hornet Robberfly (Asilus crabroniformis) on ling heather (Calluna vulgaris) West Sussex, England, UK, August.  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Hornet Robberfly (Asilus crabroniformis) on ling heather (Calluna vulgaris) West Sussex, England, UK, August.
Hairy-footed flower bee (Anthophora plumipes) female feeding on nectar from a Meadow Cranesbill (Geranium pratense) flower at RSPB's Hope Farm Reserve, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, July  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Hairy-footed flower bee (Anthophora plumipes) female feeding on nectar from a Meadow Cranesbill (Geranium pratense) flower at RSPB's Hope Farm Reserve, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, July
Common / Bandit pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) hunting at twilight, Berwickshire, Scotland, August  -  Laurie Campbell
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Laurie Campbell / Common / Bandit pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) hunting at twilight, Berwickshire, Scotland, August
Oak spangle gall (Neuroterus quercusbaccarum) on the underside of a sessile / durmast oak leaf, Roxburghshire, Scotland, September  -  Laurie Campbell
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Laurie Campbell / Oak spangle gall (Neuroterus quercusbaccarum) on the underside of a sessile / durmast oak leaf, Roxburghshire, Scotland, September
Common Footman moth (Eilema lurideola) resting on leaf in Wiltshire garden, UK, July.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Common Footman moth (Eilema lurideola) resting on leaf in Wiltshire garden, UK, July.
Crescent cup liverwort (Lunularia cruciata) Eridge Rocks SSSi, Sussex, UK  -  Simon Colmer
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Simon Colmer / Crescent cup liverwort (Lunularia cruciata) Eridge Rocks SSSi, Sussex, UK
Common swifts (Apus apus) in flight, Merseyside, Wirral, UK, July  -  Alan Williams
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Alan Williams / Common swifts (Apus apus) in flight, Merseyside, Wirral, UK, July
Four-spotted chaser {Libellula quadrimaculata} dragonfly, portrait, Shapwick Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels, UK. June 2011.  -  Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Four-spotted chaser {Libellula quadrimaculata} dragonfly, portrait, Shapwick Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels, UK. June 2011.
Male Green Fairy Longhorn Moth (Adela viridella / Adela reaumurella) with long antennae and iridescent wings spread in display posture on Mock orange leaf (Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus'). Wiltshire...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Male Green Fairy Longhorn Moth (Adela viridella / Adela reaumurella) with long antennae and iridescent wings spread in display posture on Mock orange leaf (Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus'). Wiltshire...
A pair of Great Tits (Parus major) perching on a twig. Bavaria, Germany, January.  -  Hermann Brehm
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Hermann Brehm / A pair of Great Tits (Parus major) perching on a twig. Bavaria, Germany, January.
Small Tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae)~caterpillar, feeding on nettle leaf, Sussex, UK, June  -  Simon Colmer
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Simon Colmer / Small Tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae)~caterpillar, feeding on nettle leaf, Sussex, UK, June
Poplar Hawkmoth (Laothoe populi) male showing orange patches on hind wings, as a distraction or startle display. On white background. Pembrokeshire, UK. July.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Poplar Hawkmoth (Laothoe populi) male showing orange patches on hind wings, as a distraction or startle display. On white background. Pembrokeshire, UK. July.
European grass snake (Natrix natrix) female with clutch of eggs. France, Europe. Controlled conditions.  -  Daniel Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / European grass snake (Natrix natrix) female with clutch of eggs. France, Europe. Controlled conditions.
Portrait of a female Common hammock-weaver spider / European hammock spider (Linyphia triangularis) hanging upside down as she spins a sheet web. Wiltshire garden, UK, September.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Portrait of a female Common hammock-weaver spider / European hammock spider (Linyphia triangularis) hanging upside down as she spins a sheet web. Wiltshire garden, UK, September.
Dove's-foot crane's-bill (Geranium molle) in flower, Sussex, England, UK  -  Simon Colmer
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Simon Colmer / Dove's-foot crane's-bill (Geranium molle) in flower, Sussex, England, UK
Emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) male on bramble leaf in July, Yorkshire, UK  -  Steve Knell
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Steve Knell / Emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) male on bramble leaf in July, Yorkshire, UK
Caterpillar larva of Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) on nettle leaf, UK  -  Simon Colmer
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Simon Colmer / Caterpillar larva of Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) on nettle leaf, UK
Urban fox {Vulpes vulpes} vixen feeding from bird table in garden at night, Bristol, UK  -  Warwick Sloss
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Warwick Sloss / Urban fox {Vulpes vulpes} vixen feeding from bird table in garden at night, Bristol, UK
Snout moth (Hypena proboscidalis) UK  -  Duncan Mcewan
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Duncan Mcewan / Snout moth (Hypena proboscidalis) UK
Common honeysuckle {Lonicera periclymenum} Bedford Purlieus, Cambridgeshire, UK, May  -  David Pike
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David Pike / Common honeysuckle {Lonicera periclymenum} Bedford Purlieus, Cambridgeshire, UK, May
Common cat's ear (Hypochaeris radicata), New Forest, Hampshire, UK.  -  Simon Colmer
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Simon Colmer / Common cat's ear (Hypochaeris radicata), New Forest, Hampshire, UK.
Redwing (Turdus iliacus) singing, Norway, June 2005  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Redwing (Turdus iliacus) singing, Norway, June 2005
Early Thorn Moth {Selenia dentaria} Hertfordshire, UK.  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Early Thorn Moth {Selenia dentaria} Hertfordshire, UK.
Snail shells at Song thrush's anvil {Turdus philomelos} Belgium  -  Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Snail shells at Song thrush's anvil {Turdus philomelos} Belgium
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Common / Garden snail {Helix aspersa} portrait. UK.  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Common / Garden snail {Helix aspersa} portrait. UK.
Redwings (Turdus iliacus) squabbling over an apple in snow. Derbyshire, UK, February. British Wildlife Photographer of the Year (BWPA) competition 2012, 'Animal Behaviour' category. (Non-ex) Winner of...  -  Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Redwings (Turdus iliacus) squabbling over an apple in snow. Derbyshire, UK, February. British Wildlife Photographer of the Year (BWPA) competition 2012, 'Animal Behaviour' category. (Non-ex) Winner of...
Two pronged bristletail {Campodea sp}  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Two pronged bristletail {Campodea sp}
Fat hen plant {Chenopodium album} Belgium  -  Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Fat hen plant {Chenopodium album} Belgium
Robin feeding hungry chicks in nest box {Erithacus rubecula} France.  -  Dave Watts
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Dave Watts / Robin feeding hungry chicks in nest box {Erithacus rubecula} France.
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