Our wildlife information service is designed to help you learn about and become actively involved in helping Essex's wildlife.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is a snake in my garden with eyes but it has legs, what is it?
There is a bat in the house, what should I do?
There is a huge stripy spider in our garden - is it poisionous?
There are no butterflies this year, why not?
There is a badger/fox our garden, will it attack my dogs/children?
What plants/flowers are good for wildlife?
I've found a baby bird, what do I do with it?
Should I feed the birds in my garden in the summer?
Where have all the birds gone in my garden?
What do I do if a bird is nesting in my roof?
Is bread good for birds?
What do I do about the Magpies in my garden?
Where do I put our birdbox?
I need to drain my garden pond. What is the best ime to do this work?
I have too much frogspawn or tadpoles. Should I take them to another pond?
My pond has frozen over with frogspawn in it. Should I bring it inside until it is warm again?
I have seen a frog that is a strange colour. Is this unusual?
I have a dead frog in my pond. Should I report it?
Where can I find informaiton about how to create/manage my pond?
Fish are being taken from my pond and eaten. What is causing this and how do I prevent it?
I know of a pond with Great Crested Newts that is threatened. Who do I report this to?