We combine expert knowledge of British wildlife with 14 years of experience restoring, creating and looking after wildlife habitats across the UK. We build ponds, plant woods and hedgerows, sow meadows and create specialist habitats, ranging from extensive deadwood habitats, to grass snake egg laying sites, mining bee habitats and custom bird and bat box installations.
We undertake the whole process from consultation and planning to building and maintaining a nature reserve, using organic plant-based methods exclusively. We always aim to maximise the site's potential to support wildlife. Our role as 'nature’s architects' is to transform degraded farmland, neglected wasteland, a lawn or pasture of poor biodiversity into a thriving ecosystem buzzing with life, full of plant and animal species.
We believe that alongside larger areas, private gardens can play a significant role in the rewilding process. There are 10 million acres of gardens in the UK – the equivalent of the area of all nature reserves in the country combined. No garden is too small to make a difference.
We love what we do and can’t wait to team up with you to create another nature reserve.
If you have any questions or want to discuss your site's potential and local wildlife's needs, get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.
Jim has always been fascinated by the natural world, and has devoted all his life and career to helping wildlife. A childhood love of birds naturally progressed into a curiosity and deep admiration for all other wildlife, beyond the garden fence, the local park and nearby woodland. At the age of 7, Jim helped his Dad to build a small pond in the back garden, and this pivotal moment fired a passion for freshwater life, followed by life-long studies of natural history and a career in conservation.
Over the last 14 years Jim has been creating a diverse range of wildlife habitats across the UK, both for private landowners and national conservation organisations. He has been creating wildlife gardens and conducting general nature reserve management work as well as specialist habitat creation, including Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for the conservation of a number of species of birds, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians. The works included woodland planting, grassland restoration, meadow creation, wader scrape and wetland creation. Over the years he has designed, built and overseen many successful bird and bat box installations, including in urban areas. He has also been undertaking botanical surveys as well as reptile, bird, butterfly and moth surveys for organisations like Forestry Commission England, British Trust for Ornithology, Butterfly Conservation and the Wildlife Trusts.
Jim regularly speaks and writes about his work and loves sharing his knowledge, experience and passion with children and adults alike.
Some example projects Jim has been involved with:
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