The 2018 invited speaker was Dr Ken Thompson.
Wildlife gardening has never been more popular, but many of us don’t get much beyond the wildlife that can be seen from the kitchen window – essentially birds and maybe the odd fox. Even those of us who venture outdoors in pursuit of garden wildlife often don’t pay attention to anything less obvious than butterflies and bumblebees. But your garden is home to much, much more than that, nearly all of it either small, inconspicuous or nocturnal, and sometimes all three.
In this talk Ken briefly introduced a few of the less-obvious inhabitants of your garden. Each has an interesting story to tell, revealing that if you think gardening is only about plants, you’re missing most of the fun. Together, they make up a tiny part of the cast of thousands that help to make Britain’s gardens one enormous nature reserve.