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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 workshops around the UK. Contact Jenny to find out more. She is also a Director of the Garden Bird Food company JUST ADD BIRDS

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Jenny's Forthcoming Wildlife Gardening Events for 2018 ......... 

  • February 6th 2018 An illustrated talk open to all at Snailbeach in Shropshire - 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

  • April 25th and 26th Two workshops and an evening talk at the Castell Henllys Iron Age Village Visitor Centre in Pembrokeshire. Details to follow.

  • May 15th 2018 An illustrated talk for the Kingswood Trust, Shropshire. Details to follow.

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

  • October 8th 2018 An illustrated talk for the Church Stretton Branch of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Details to follow.

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

In the first week of January there is always a glimmer of hope in my mind that I might soon see or hear a hint of the spring ahead. Here in South Shropshire our January weather alternated between clear and cold or mild and damp, and plenty  ........ 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

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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 February 19th 2018


All Text and photographs copyright Jenny Steel