Wildlife that help gardeners:

  • birds – eat insects and caterpillars, which are essential for nestling growth
  • hedgehogs – eat slugs and snails
  • toads and frogs – eat slugs and snails and other pest insects
  • mice and voles – eat seeds and weedlings
  • ladybirds – eat aphids
  • beetles – eat plants, nectar, pollinate plants and process waste
  • lacewings – pollinate plants
  • hoverflies – pollinate plants
  • bees – pollinate plants
  • wasps – pollinate plants and tidy waste
  • centipedes – process waste
  • spiders – eat aphids and other pest insects
  • woodlice – process waste
  • worms – process waste and help aerate soil