There are lots of wildlife gardening jobs to do in April that will benefit your garden's wildlife, now that spring has arrived.
Many animals will have awoken from hibernation, birds will be establishing nesting sites and a lot of wildlife will be breeding.
Support your garden wildlife with our April wildlife jobs.
Leave caterpillars for birds
Avoid removing caterpillars from plants if you can – these are an essential food source for nesting birds such as blue tits and great tits, who feed caterpillars to their young. Also, don't forget to keep feeders topped up this month.
Sow cornfield annuals
Fill gaps in borders by scattering seeds of cornfield annuals such as field poppy, corn cockle and cornflower. These will flower quickly for an instant hit of colour, while increasing the availability of pollen and nectar for pollinators.