Wildlife products

Your gardens can be a haven for a variety of creatures, not only birds. Under the garden shed, amongst your borders or hidden by the cover of darkness is a secret world of wildlife that can often go unnoticed, such as Hedgehogs, Bees & Insects or Toads and Frogs and much more. CJ Wildlife are committed to the conservation of all garden wildlife and in this shop you will find a wide range of products to help you attract, identify, care for and learn about all your garden visitors.

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  1. Create Your Own Squirrel Bundle

    As low as £5.69 Regular Price £5.99

  2. Spider Catcher - Bug Away Insect Remover
  3. Limited Edition Ithaca Butterfly House
  4. Wooden Squirrel Feeding Pack
  5. Create Your Own Kids Butterfly Bundle
    From £3.60 To £49.01
  6. Hedgehog Feast

    from £5.99

  7. Hedgehog Starter Set
  8. Elba Insect Tower
  9. Organic Pate for Hedgehogs

    from £1.99

  10. Wooden Squirrel Feeder
  11. Metal Squirrel Feeder
  12. Hedgehog bedding
    £4.99 As low as £4.49
  13. Victoria Squirrel Feeder
  14. Duo-Insect & Ladybird House - Green Roof
  15. Squirrel Blend

    from £7.99

  16. Badger Food

    from £13.49

  17. National Trust Arundel Bat Box
  18. Frog & Toad House - Green
  19. Chillon WoodStone® Bat Box
  20. Hedgehog Bowl
  21. Bee Hotel Ustica
  22. National Trust Hedgehog House Pine
  23. National Trust Squirrel Food 1.5ltr
  24. Insect hotel capri
  25. Victoria Squirrel Feeder Pack
  26. Duck and Swan Food

    from £6.99

  27. Butterfly Jute Shopping Bag
  28. Wilberry Hedgehog Soft Toy
    £6.99 £8.49
  29. Bee Hotel Pantelleria
  30. Very hungry caterpillar Butterfly set
  31. Flower Seed Mixture for Butterflies
  32. Sanjo Squirrel Feeder Building Kit
  33. Igor Bat Box Building Kit
  34. Bat Keychain
  35. RSPB Spotlight: Hedgehogs Book
  36. National Trust Apex Insect House

Wildlife Gardening

The last fifty years have seen a spectacular loss of wildlife habitat in the British countryside. By contrast, wildlife is thriving in our towns and cities, and the wonderful mosaic of parks, neglected wild space and domestic gardens has arguably become the most successful ‘nature reserve’ in the country.

We have over one million acres of land in private gardens. Working with nature to make our gardens wildlife-friendly is an effective way for each of us to make a positive contribution. It’s also the best way for most of us to have the daily pleasure of close contact with wild animals and plants.

Keep out the Chemicals

Begin by making your garden a ‘pesticide free zone’. If your garden is a healthy habitat for the tiniest forms of life, then everything else will benefit.

Organic gardening is the modern day model for us to follow and the key principal is very simple: encourage a natural balance and the predators will keep the pests in check.

A Load of Rot

Another key ingredient for any healthy wildlife habitat is natural decay. Try to keep all the dead plant material within your garden. Spread leaves and chipped waste wood as a mulch amongst the shrubs, or compost it and use it to enrich the soil. A garden rich in deadwood and decay will be alive with insects. They in turn attract the birds and other wild creatures.

Splash out with a Pond

A pond is the best addition you can make to your garden to make it even more attractive to the local wildlife. It can provide top quality habitat for a range of our most interesting and attractive plants and animals, but the water also attracts a wide range of passing wildlife, from foxes and hedgehogs in need of a drink to bats which feed on rising insects, and a host of different birds that need fresh water for bathing or drinking, or mud to build or line their nests.

Turf out the Lawn

Most British gardeners have lawns and some close-mown turf is good for birds and other creatures such as foxes and badgers which can feed on worms that come up to the surface. However, if there is space it is a great idea to manage some of the lawn as a meadow. One cut each year in August or September keeps the meadow under control, but also allows for wildflowers such as cowslips, moon daisies, scabious and knapweed to be planted and to seed themselves.

A mini-meadow is an ideal habitat for butterflies and bees and the mice and voles that live there may attract such predators as kestrels, owls and weasels into your garden.

Shades of Woodland

Many of our garden birds prefer to nest in holes in hollow trees, feed on nuts and berries, or scratch around in leaf litter for food.

Very few of us have gardens big enough to include whole a woodland, but many of us have room for individual trees or a stretch of hedgerow in our gardens. Native trees and shrubs are best for wildlife since they offer food to native insects, but there is a bonus if a native tree has fruit or nuts to feed the birds. Among the best small native trees are crab-apple, rowan, alder and birch.

If space is limited, then growing shrubs and climbing plants over fences or walls, or up support frames fixed to the house, is a good way to offer a taste of woodland habitat. 

Add in the Extras

Finally, there are extra ingredients that can make your garden even more successful as a home for wildlife. Heaps of logs, and drystone walls with open joints, provide a range of hiding places for all kinds of creatures. Nest boxes act as substitutes for natural nesting sites, and by using the house and boundary walls and fences as supports, it is possible to cram lots of breeding territories into a relatively small area. Add a bird feeding station and a regular supply of varied, high quality food.

Place the key points of interest – nest boxes, bird feeders, pond – within easy view of your windows, and the wildlife will reward you with constant captivating activity throughout the year.