It’s not all about the birds and the other obvious creatures in the garden. There’s plenty to see that can’t get away as fast. As a child I was fascinated by ants and other smaller beasties in our garden and I used to really enjoy watching them and seeing what they were doing. When I first started watching wildlife, I didn’t need to know exactly what everything was I was just so interested to find things. Woodlouse, was enough. It didn’t need to be common shiny woodlouse. Simply the enjoyment of seeing another world was enough to get me hooked. Even now as an adult I’m happy with a rough identification.
You can do the same and see what fascinating creatures there are in the garden and on your balconies or even just a wall!
Now a lot of us don’t like creepy crawlies and I understand that. But you don’t have to touch anything or get that close if you don’t want to. Start off by carefully lifting a plant pot, a stone or a piece of wood and see what’s underneath. Or if that might be a step too far have peek under the window-sill outside. You could even watch what the birds are doing in the flowerbeds and then go over to look yourself. Don’t disturb them too often as they need to get their dinner.