Most garden wildlife hibernates over winter, as food is in short supply and freezing temperatures make life difficult. Learn how to help wild creatures through the cold winter months, below.
In winter, wild animals and insects hunker down in log and leaf piles, nestle into tree bark, or bury themselves in compost heaps or mud. Some species, such as birds and squirrels, don't hibernate, but struggle to stay alive - using up fat reserves just to stay warm.
To discover more ways to help wildlife at this time of year, have a read of our winter wildlife gardening jobs, or read on.