Gardening for Wildlife: How To Welcome Frogs, ‘Hogs and Everything In-between!

Natural History Live by Sara Blackburn from Froglife

Have you wondered how you can make your garden more attractive to wildlife in a way that’s also mutually beneficial to you? In this talk, we’ll show you a number of simple and practical ways in which you can attract key species, both to increase biodiversity, and to help make your gardening easier. From creating a wildlife pond to tips on natural pest control, there will be something for everyone no matter the size of garden or the amount of time you have to spare. As the talk is hosted by Froglife, we’ll also have a keen focus on amphibians and reptiles, which are often overlooked in wildlife gardening despite their key ecological roles.

Natural History Live webinars are free online natural history talks, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. We host them on Zoom and we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event.

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Tutor: Sara Blackburn

Sara Blackburn is delivering elements of the Yorkshire Tales of Amphibian Discovery Project, which is working to engage communities in amphibian conservation as well as deliver habitat improvements. Beginning her research career studying lions in Kenya, Sara’s speciality is citizen science, and she has worked on UK species including hedgehogs, otters and invasive species in waterways.


These Natural History Live webinars are made available to all at no cost. If you would like to contribute to the FSC Biodiversity projects, you can do so by selecting the option to attend at a cost of £5. All donated fees go contribute financially to FSC Biodiversity project work to provide adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences.

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Example Timetable

The usual format of Natural History Live virtual events is:

  • 5 minute intro by the FSC Biodiversity team
  • 30-40 minute talk presented by guest speaker
  • 15-25 minute speaker Q&A session hosted by the FSC Biodiversity team

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition

Before You Attend

Please note that after booking on to the event:

  • You will need to download the Zoom software before we start. This is free and you can do so here:
  • You can sign into the Zoom test meeting any time before to test if everything is working for you here: