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Jenny Steel is a Plant Ecologist and Author who has been specialising in Wildlife Gardening for almost 30 years.  She gives occasional talks around the UK and teaches wildlife gardening courses from her Shropshire wildlife garden. Contact Jenny to find out more. She is also a Director of the Garden Bird Food company JUST ADD BIRDS

Visit Jenny's Personal Website or Just Add Birds


Jenny's Forthcoming Wildlife Gardening Events......... 

  • Jenny is giving four wildlife gardening talks around South Shropshire in November and December for the Shropshire AONB Partnership. See details.

  • January 9th  2018 An illustrated talk for Caynham and District Gardening Society - How to Make a Wildlife Pond

  • March 5th  2018 An illustrated talk for the Bridgnorth Branch of Shropshire Wildlife Trust - Title to be decided

  • April 10th 2018 An illustrated talk for the South Shropshire Branch of the RSPB - Birds, Bugs and Beasts - the Wildlife in your Garden

  • June 21st 2018 An illustrated talk for Cressage Gardening Society - Gardening for Pollinators

  • More events.....

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Wildlife Gardening iBook

Making Wildlife Ponds

Making Garden Meadows

Butterfly Gardening

Wildflower Gardening

Available from iTunes

Available from bookshops including Waterstones from Amazon or contact Jenny for signed copies

Jenny's Blog - Dinchope Diary - Life in a Wildlife Garden

October began in my South Shropshire garden with large numbers of birds returning to the bird feeders as night time temperatures dropped.  Long-tailed tits, goldfinches, nuthatches and woodpeckers joined the regular chaffinches, blue tit ........ Read More


Blog Archive 2012-2016 - Nature's Garden

The Nature's Garden Blog Archive documents seasonal changes and the wildlife Jenny saw between 2012 and 2016 in her wildlife garden in Shropshire, plus observations from other gardens and trips abroad ........ Read More

The Wildlife Garden at The Crib

The Wildlife Garden at The Crib, South Shropshire was created in 2005 from a existing small garden and an adjacent small field. Read more about the garden and see lists of some of the wildlife that has made it's home there ........ Read More

New to Wildlife Gardening?   Get Started Here   Tiny Garden ?  More Information on This Page

Jenny Steel was a Plant Ecologist Researcher at Oxford University and has been a specialist in Garden Ecology for almost 30 years. You can see more wildlife photos from around her wildlife garden on her Wildlife Gardening Photo Website and you can also see more of Jenny's Nature Writing on this link

Updated November13th 2017


Text and photographs Jenny Steel 2017